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Containment zones to remain for 28 days: CMO Kohima

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Dimapur, July 13: Chief Medical Officer, Kohima, Dr Vezokholu has informed that the containment zones at Daklane, Jotsoma, Keziekie and AG upper colony in Kohima is for a period of 28 days, including 14 days of home quarantine.
Informing this at a meeting of the Kohima District Task Force on Monday, the CMO said during the containment period house to house surveillance as per SOP, thermal screening for influenza, fever, cough, diarrhoea and other suspected cases will be carried out by medical teams in all the areas for onward submission of the report to the health agency.
Chairing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner, Kohima Gregory Thejawelie NCS said active surveillance is in the containment zones for early detection and also to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19 infection and lauded the medical team for their efforts in this tasks.
Bethel Kitchen
The meeting, which was also attended by legislators in-charge of Kohima district, Minister for Housing & Mechanical (PWD), Tongpang Ozukum and Advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, also had a lengthy discussion on the issue of Bethel Kitchen submitted by the food committee requesting for exit plan of the kitchen, which has been catering food for all the quarantine centres in Kohima.
After much deliberation on the pros and cons of running the kitchen till date, the DTF led by the in-charge legislators, DC and chairman DTF and its members extended appreciation to the committee led by Additional Deputy Commissioner HQ & Convenor Food Committee, Limanenla for their commendable job in managing the kitchen successfully thus far.
Lauding their tireless efforts and dedication in managing the kitchen so far, the DTF however felt that at this juncture it will not be applicable to replace the committee members or the people involved in the kitchen to run the kitchen smoothly. The DTF requested the committee and all the police personnel involved in managing the kitchen to further continue their services and contributions till July 31. The meeting also reiterated on the honorarium to be given to the police personnel and drivers engaged in managing the Bethel Kitchen as decided earlier by the empowered group.
On the issue of quarantine facility centres in the district, the DTF discussed on the issue for maintaining only one quarantine centre and also discussed as to how to address the system once the proposed paid facility centre is implemented.
As requested by the para military forces for their leave returnees to be accommodated at the quarantine centres, the DTF decided that Block 21 to 24 have been earmarked for them at K. Badze quarantine centre.
(Page New Service)