Friday, April 19, 2024

COVID-19: Walk-in Kiosk set up at Mon District Hospital

Dimapur, April 21: Deputy Commissioner, Mon Thavaseelan K IAS today announced the installation of a Sample Collection Booth also known as Walk-in-Sample Kiosk (WISK) at District Hospital, Mon as part of COVID-19 strategy under ‘Mon against COVID-19’ on April 20.
“This project has been initiated and is fully sponsored by the Mon District administration”, Thavaseelan said.
Thavaseelan stated that the kiosk was constructed because the safety of the health workers is of utmost importance in the fight against COVID-19.
Explaining the rationale behind setting up the kiosk, Thavaseelan said, “This kiosk acts as a physical barrier between the patient and the health worker during the sample collection for COVID-19 which requires close contact between them, thus minimizing the chances of exposure to the infection”.
Further he said that this kiosk will reduce the number of PPE being used as the doctor collecting the sample from inside the kiosk does not require donning a complete PPE set and added that this kiosk will be disinfected with sodium Hypochlorite spray after each collection.
Deliberating on the setting up of Mon district COVID-19 War Room, Thavaseelan said that the war room was set up on April 10 last at DRDA Conference Hall comprising of the officials from District administration, Police, Health & Family Welfare and various line departments of the district.
“The war room acts as the single point for information collection in addition to monitoring people under quarantine on a daily basis”, he said and added that the War room has been coordinating the conduct of active Case Search throughout the district.
He further said that the war room is also training various team members and volunteers in contact Listing & Tracing and Cluster Containment Strategy.
“Four Sub-Divisional War Rooms have been set up at Tobu, Aboi, Tizit and Naginimora to function as an auxiliary of and in tandem with the District COVID-19 War Room”, Thavaseelan K remarked.
Training on ‘Contact Listing and Tracing’
The Mon District administration conducted one day training on ‘Contact Listing & Tracing’ for COVID-19 District Control Room/ War Room personnel, police and Frontline workers on 20th April with Dr. Kumkiuba as the resource person.
Dr. Kumkiuba explained the contact listing and tracing plan for Mon District, the main objective of which is to trace all suspected persons who have come in contact with COVID-19 positive patients and quarantine/ isolate them as the case maybe.
Thavaseelan K said, “The training is critical in order to contain the spread of the virus”. (Page News Service)