Screening of returnees to commence at Dimapur Airport
Dimapur, April 9: Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan who is also the chairman of Dimapur District Task Force, convened a joint meeting of Dimapur District Task Force for COVID 19 and District Task Force for COVID 19 vaccination on April 9 in the conference hall of DC Dimapur.
While noting on the increase in the number of Covid cases, DC Dimapur stressed on the need and importance of preparedness against resurgence of Covid 19 in Dimapur district observing the 2nd wave which was prevalent in many states across the country.
Rajesh informed the House that screening of returnees would commence at the airport and also informed that all travellers were to carry negative Covid-19 test report and to produce the same on arrival. He further informed that random testing for COVID 19 would be conducted in pre- decided places as per the directives of the Government.
In the meeting, CMO Dimapur, Dr.Mereninla highlighted on the rise in complacency amongst the public and requested all the members for creating awareness and sensitization amongst the community in collaboration with the Medical department.
District Immunization officer, Dr. Rebecca, gave a presentation on the status of Covid 19 vaccination in the district. The House was informed that vaccine session centers would be set up in offices with minimum 50 registered beneficiaries above the age of 45 years.
The DC Dimapur requested the Medical department to consider forming clusters of officers observing that most of the officers in Dimapur would not have 50 eligible beneficiaries.
Representative of Chairmen and GB unions requested the DTF for considering carrying out ward-wise vaccination drive towards which the medical department assured for necessary action after discussion.
The meeting ended with a note of thanks from the chair where he requested all the members for rendering their best efforts and cooperation for management of Covid-19 activities.
Meanwhile, in compliance to the directives of the High Powered Committee on Covid-19, Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS has notified that teams from Covid-19 District Task Force would be placed at Dimapur Airport for thermal screening of every incoming passenger and checking if he/she has a negative report of Covid-19 test done not earlier than 3 days prior to arrival in Nagaland.
According to an order issued by the DC, all returnees/travelers would be required to install and register themselves in the nCOVID Nagaland Visitors App and fill the ‘Self Declaration Form’ giving travel details as well as location where it is proposed to do home/paid quarantine as envisaged under provisions of SOP for returnees/travelers dated, 25/11/2020 in the App.
Special attention would be given to people coming from any of the 11 states with the highest Covid-19 active cases in the country as of April 5 namely, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi. (Page News Service)