Wokha District expecting 600-700 returnees

Dimapur, May 20: Wokha District is expecting around 600 to 700 people to return to the District from different parts of the country in the coming days.
Briefing the media on district preparedness to receive the returnees coming from different states of the country, DC & Chairman, Wokha District Task Force, Orenthung Lotha said the district has so far set up 10 quarantine centers with 510 bedded facilities. He said so far 40 persons are placed under institutional quarantine centers at GHSS (23 male), Mt. Tiyi Government College (14 female), two at Bhandari and one at Sanis quarantine center.
He informed that the district is also coming up with another two more quarantine centers, 20 bedded at Baily Baptist College and 50 bedded at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School to accommodate the incoming returnees as the district is expecting both registered and unregistered returnees.
He appealed to all the public of the district not to panic and instead have special concern for them and there should not be any stigmatization and each and every individual and organization should come forward and help the District administration and district task force to overcome the crises.
The DC appealed to the public to follow all the Government guidelines and directives such as maintaining social distance using of face mask, ban on spiting at public places etc, in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic virus.
Chief Medical Officer Wokha, WC Tungoe said that the district has already screened 5108, home quarantined 205, 203 persons has completed home quarantine and 2 is yet to complete.
In regard to district COVID hospital, CMO stated that the district has 50 bedded facility with 4 ICU bedded, 21 bedded for COVID patient and 25 bedded for suspected COVID patient. Presently the district has two ambulances – one for transportation of patients and one for transportation of samples.
SP Wokha Imtitoshi stated that initially the police force were concentrating for border sealing and social distancing and to conduct surprise checking on unauthorized movement, but with the arrival of the returnees, monitoring the returnees at the quarantine centers is the main focus and the district police personnel are trying its best that no law and order situation arises in the district.
(Page News Service)