Nagaland’s setting minister C M Chang died of Covid-19 headaches on Monday within the state capital, officers stated. He used to be 77.
Chang, a retired IAS officer and previous Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha (2009-13), who examined certain for Covid-19 used to be present process remedy on the Naga Medical institution Authority Kohima (NHAK) for a number of underlying well being issues, resources stated.
State Nodal Officer for Built-in Illness Surveillance Programme, Dr. Nyan Kikon stated Chang’s demise has taken the tally of Covid-19 fatalities within the state to 18 whilst six deaths are nonetheless underneath investigation. Nagaland’s overall lively Covid-19 instances stood at 7,240 on October 12.
The state govt has introduced a two-day mourning length from October 13 to October 14 as a mark of recognize to the minister all over which the nationwide flag can be flown at part mast and there can be no authentic leisure. A state funeral may also be accorded to Chang.
Chang used to be elected to the Nagaland Legislative Meeting from 51 Noksen constituency underneath Tuensang district in 2013 and later retained the similar seat in 2018 on Nationalist Democratic Revolutionary Birthday celebration (NDPP) price ticket.
In a condolence message, leader minister Neiphiu Rio described Chang as a forthright, good-natured and a advantageous gentleman who had made important sacrifices for the welfare of society.
“He (Chang) used to be a detailed good friend of mine for a number of years and we shared a detailed running dating for many years. He used to be like a brother, a depended on marketing consultant and a faithful affiliate. I’m not able to totally specific the loss, particularly at this juncture,” said Rio.
Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi expressed surprise over the death of Chang and stated the minister can be remembered for his contribution to the state of Nagaland as an in a position administrator, a distinguished parliamentarian, a minister and a massively standard public determine.
“In his death, now not best has the Chang group misplaced a tall chief however is a loss for all the state and the rustic,” Ravi said whilst conveying his condolences to Chang’s circle of relatives.