Dimapur DPDB discusses COVID 19 preparedness

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Dimapur, March 5: The monthly Dimapur District Planning and Development Board meeting for the month of March was held on March 5 in the conference hall of DC Dimapur under the chairmanship of DC Dimapur, Anoop Kinchi IAS.
In the meeting, CMO Dimapur, Pangjung Sangtam, while highlighting on the precautionary measures for COVID 19, explained that COVID 19 primarily a respiratory virus that spreads through respiratory droplets and advised for very strict respiratory hygiene.
Explaining on the technique for washing hands, he said hands should be washed frequently for 20 to 30 seconds. “Wash the palm, the back of the hand, fingers, thumb, wrist and use alcohol based sanitizers,” he said. He also advised for drinking plenty of water and good food for building strong immune system.
He also informed that that the District Task Force formed on January 29 was fully prepared with identification of isolation wards and enough ICUs in Referal Hospital, Military Hospitals and District Hospital. Rapid Response Team is also working in the Airport and screening of passengers with thermal scanner is done in the arrival terminal, he informed.
Reviewing the last meeting minutes, DC Dimapur reiterated on the presence of brick kilns and stone crushers and reminded that the concerned departments would be implementing the requisite guidelines. He felt that registered societies need to provide volunteers in times of need and emergencies to validate the purpose for the formation of societies to help different sections of people.
Commissioner Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo IPS, while stating that inconveniences may be felt by commuters due to the ongoing road construction in Dimapur city, however felt that one should have to obey National Highway rules as recommended by technical expert. He cautioned people circulating videos that may infuse problems and reminded that it was punishable under the law.
(Page News Service)