Nagaland

Kohima district administration unseals Oking Hospital; resumes all services

Kohima, August 15: The Kohima District administration has lifted the sealing order of the second and third floor of the New Building of Oking Hospital, which was imposed due to the detection of an in-patient from Dimapur as COVID-19 positive on August 11.
Sources also said that a nurse taking care of the said patient had also tested positive the next day. Subsequently, both of them were shifted to different facilities.
In an order issued today, ADC Kohima Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa said in view of the detection of CoviD-19 positive persons at Oking Hospital, the 2nd and 3rd floor of its new building was demarcated as ‘sealed area’ on August 12, whereby various restrictions were imposed to contain the spread of disease/infection and the zone/area was kept under strict and active medical surveillance and movement within the zone was prohibited.
Accordingly, she said contact tracing of the COVID-19 positive persons was carried out by the CMO coordination team led by District surveillance officer and epidemiologist Kohima and all the primary and secondary contacts were identified and tested for COVID-19 and found to be Covid negative.
The ADC, therefore, said as per the advisory/guidelines of the Medical Department and since all contact tracing is completed and tested, the demarcation of the sealed area for Oking Hospital has been lifted. She also declared that all normal activities in the earlier sealed area are allowed to resume with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, Managing Director of Oking Hospital and Research Clinic, Dr Vikethonyu Kesiezie said all precautionary measures have been strictly followed to prevent any further transmission within the hospital.
All premises are fumigated and sterilized on a daily basis following and adhering to protocols laid down by the concern authority, he said.
Informing that following the directive of the administration lifting the sealed areas, all services are functioning at full capacity, Dr Kesiezie however requested all clientele to continue following basis protocol of wearing mask, washing and sanitizing hands before entering the hospital, thermal screening, maintaining social distancing at all times, following one patient one attendant policy as far as possible and self-declaring of symptoms related to COVID-19.
Further, Oking Hospital management lauded the CMO Kohima and her team, district administration, police department, NSDMA, district task force and health and family welfare department for the prompt action. (Page News Service)

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