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Dimapur ready to face any COVID-19 eventuality: DC

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DIMAPUR, JANUARY 15: Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan has claimed that the district, with support and cooperation from all stakeholders, is ready to face any eventuality as far as COVID-19 is concerned.
According to a DIPR bulletin, he made this claim while addressing a joint meeting of District Task Force for COVID-19 and the District Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccination, on January 15.
With the consistent surge in the number of COVID- 19 cases in Dimapur during the last couple of days, the DC informed that testing and surveillance in all entry gates, railway station and airport have been intensified.
Citing the high percentage of positive cases among returnees, he requested the stakeholders, particularly the village/colony authorities, to ensure strict home quarantine and proper monitoring of the returnees in their respective jurisdiction.
On the issue of need for manpower raised by CMO, Dimapur, the DC informed that employees would be drawn from different Departments to help the CMO office in the Monitoring and Surveillance cell.
With regard to vaccination, he observed that Dimapur District was a frontrunner and expressed appreciation to all stakeholders while soliciting their continued support.
He also appreciated the tireless efforts of private hospitals during the 1st and 2nd waves and called upon them for supplementing their efforts when situation arises. He said that more infrastructure would be put in place and activated as and when need arises.
Giving an overview of the COVID-19 situation in the district, Dr. I Moatemjen, CMO, Dimapur, informed that from this year so far, 506 positive cases have been reported, out of which 8 patients have been admitted to hospital with moderate symptoms.
Out of 366 tests done at the airport, 306 have tested positive, accounting for 64% from among the returnees. He also informed that contact-tracing for the elderly and persons with co-morbidity would continue.
District Immunization Officer, Dr. Rebecca informed that as of January 13, 27% vaccination has been administered to 15 to 18 years age-group. Overall percentage for persons above 18 years is 131% (1st dose) 100% (2nd dose), she said.
Also, it was informed that the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization would be administered on February 27.
(Page News Service)