Dimapur, February 5: Screening of passengers for novel Coronavirus at Dimapur Airport for those coming from nCoV affected countries will continue as the District prepares to prevent entry of the virus into the State. The screening of passengers at Dimapur Airport was put in place since January 30 last.
A meeting in the office chamber of DC Dimapur Wednesday to discuss preparedness for nCoV in Dimapur District also formed a District Task Force for nCoV preparedness.
The meeting decided to initiate announcements and display system for disseminating awareness on nCoV at Dimapur Railway Station. The Medical Department will also set up help desk at various locations in the railway station.
There will also be display system in Dimapur town, to be set up by DMC, to inform the public not to panic and observe precautionary measures.
The members of the task force are DC Dimapur, Commissioner of Police, CMO, Medical Superintendent, DMC Administrator, Chief Veterinary Officer, Director of Airport Authority of India, Station Manager, Dimapur Railway Station; EAC Chumukedima, DPRO, SMO, WHO Kohima and team leader, Rapid Response team.
Asking the public to extend cooperation, the task force requested persons who have travelled to the affected countries on or after 15th January to be proactive and come forward if they exhibit any symptoms. In this regard, the following officials may be contacted: Dr Imtiwapang Aier, DSO (9612288073) or Dr Kainyu, Epidemiologist (9612484361).
(Page News Service)