Dimapur, June 11: Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Anoop Kinchi IAS has applauded the collective effort of Lotha Baptist Church Diphupar (LBCD) and the Lotha Community Diphupar for their initiative towards fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for preventing community transmission.
Visiting the ongoing construction of quarantine center located near LBCD on June 11, Anoop said he was impressed with the quarantine huts measuring 10 by 8, which has a Naga traditional touch, proper electrification, fans in each hut, and full floor carpeting of the huts. He observed that a kind of bench made of bamboo and placed outside each hut and the airy and spacious ambience with a separate toilet and bathroom, which has been set in place, will be perfect and comfortable home for the inmates. He even suggested that later on the huts could be utilized for visiting tourists for income generation as well as promoting rural tourism.
Anoop Kinchi while appreciating the Church and Lotha community Diphupar donated masks and assured to provide disinfectants for spraying in the quarantine area.
Chairman of Lotha Community Diphupar, Zuchumo Mozhui said returnees after completion of 14 days quarantine in institutional Government quarantine centers has been advised for home quarantine for 14 more days for the safety of all. However, he shared that in some cases home quarantine were not feasible due to the presence of elderly man/ woman, pregnant women, children and absence of separate rooms, toilets, bathroom, etc. Therefore, under the directive of Diphupar Village Council all the respective communities set up QC for such cases as a preventive measure against community transmission.
Diphupar Lotha Community COVID-19 convener, Zuben Patton informed that around 15 returnees from Diphupar Lotha Community are expected as per the list. He informed that so far 5 huts with separate toilet and bathroom facility is almost completed and within 2 days it will be fully ready.
(Page News Service)