Dimapur, April 28: Out of a total of 639 suspected COVID-19 samples sent for testing from Nagaland so far, including 10 samples today, 620 samples were negative and results of 19 samples are awaited.
Informing this, Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha said Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today launched 10 ambulances acquired by the State Government at Dimapur District Hospital. The Chief Minister also met medical personnel at the District Hospital and inspected the preparedness for COVID-19 at the hospital.
He informed that all the District hospitals in the State have been advised to continue delivery of selected services such as OPD and other day care services till such time COVID-19 related patients are admitted in the hospital, provided that, adequate barriers are installed to prevent intermingling of patients and to avoid overcrowding.
In connection to the Nagaland Medical Council (NMC) partnering with the Department of Health & Family Welfare for providing OPD service in the Districts, the health care services has also been started in Wokha District at town sub centre and in Mokokchung at Kumlong Sub Centre, Impur Clinic and Impur Christian Hospital besides Kohima and Dimapur. The OPD service will be available from Monday to Friday (9 am to 1 pm).
Depending on the availability of volunteers, similar arrangements will be expanded to other locations and districts, he said while requesting healthcare professional who wishes to volunteer for the initiative to Whatsapp their details to 9402245812.
Sinha further informed that the position of availability of the essential goods and commodities continue to be comfortable across the State. (Page News Service)