Dimapur, June 26: Kohima District Task Force had a meeting at Deputy Commissioner’s Office chamber on June 26. Advisor Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, R. Khing also attended the meeting.
Briefing the members, Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS informed about the unfortunate positive case of one NHAK employee, a resident of Upper PWD yesterday. He informed that in this connection, the Incident Response System (IRS) was activated yesterday by earmarking the containment zone of that particular area/colony as laid in the guidelines by the District Administration and Police personnel.
The Surveillance Team and Rapid Response Team (RRT) carried out the contact tracing while the medical team were placed inside the containment zone to be stationed for further necessary functional tasks. Police personnel were placed at the entry and exit gates for further security and safety measures.
The meeting decided to ensure flow of essential commodities by the KMC to the containment zone, to work out mechanism for sanitization of essential commodities vehicles, Ambulance and Police vehicles and also to place thermal screening at the entry and exit gates. It was also decided that CMO Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu to tie up with the colony chairman for youth volunteers in assisting the medical team and others wherever its necessary.
CMO also informed the house that the main objective of the medical team led by one medical officer and staff along with Anganwadi and helpers will be working at the containment zone to stop transmission, morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19.
The house also recommended for release of returnees from Kohima, Kiphire and Tuensang as submitted by the concerned Medical Officers of Quarantine Centres at Kohima to the Chief Secretary for further necessary action.
Tuensang District Task Force for COVID-19 held a meeting at DC conference hall Tuensang on June 26. Kumar Ramnikant, IAS, DC and Chairman DTF chaired the meeting.
The house deliberated on acquiring more confirmatory cartridges for Truenat machines. It was also reported that more confirmatory cartridges will be arriving to the district shortly.
The House also appealed to all the commercial establishments, under Tuensang town, to remain close voluntarily on June 27 as a precautionary measure and also as a measure to spread awareness on safe practices such as wearing of masks, gloves, social distancing etc. However basic essential services, agri related matters, pharmacies, petrol pumps may remain open.
The House also deliberated on setting up of a COVID 19 care centre to house asymptomatic COVID-19 positive cases in case of surge in the number of positive cases in the district.
The house also reviewed the activities of the DTF and issues related to discharging of returnees who have been tested negative for COVID- 19 and completed mandatory quarantine period.(Page News Service)