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Dimapur COVID-19 patient: 4755 persons screened; all samples tested negative

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Dimapur, April 22: Out of a total of 543 suspected COVID-19 samples sent for testing from Nagaland so far, including 6 samples sent on Wednesday, 481 samples have been tested negative, while results of 62 samples are awaited.
On Wednesday a total of 1452 persons were screened. A total of 120 persons are under facility quarantine in the State as of today.
In his daily briefing, Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha IAS said with regard to contact tracing and tracking in connection with the COVID-19 positive person from Dimapur detected in Guwahati; the surveillance teams have till Tuesday covered 834 households and 4755 persons screened. So far, all samples sent from Dimapur in connection with the positive case have tested negative.
Sinha informed that for the convenience of the public, the Nagaland Medical Council (NMC) has partnered with the Department of Health & Family for providing OPD services in Kohima and Dimapur in the backdrop of the District Hospitals being converted to COVID Hospital. Depending on the availability of volunteers, similar arrangements will be expanded to other locations and districts. This service is in addition to the arrangement of specialist consultation in Urban Primary Health Centres being provided by the Government doctors.
Meanwhile routine services will continue in all other non-COVID health centres and PMJAY services in empanelled private hospitals so that the normal health delivery is not affected.
On the availability of food grains, medicines, POL and other essential goods and commodities in various districts of the State, he said the position remains normal.
Sinha also informed that relief camps and shelters have been set up by the District administration for stranded migrants in the State. Food and dry rations are also being distributed to the daily wagers and needy persons by the District administration and NGOs.
(Page News Service)