Dimapur, April 23: The District Task Force (DTF) Kohima held an emergency meeting on Friday with legislators in charge for Kohima, Minister, PWD Housing & Mechanical, Tongpang Ozukum and Advisor, Urban Development and Municipal Affair, Dr Neikiesalie Kire. Head of offices and representatives from various organizations attended the meeting.
The meeting deliberated on the level of preparedness for the second wave of Covid-19 surge and deliberated on the urgency of activating the ICU facility at Meriema as soon as possible. Paid quarantine for the people to be isolated was also noted as this has become a necessity with the rush of Naga people coming from other states.
On the status of the vaccination in Kohima, the concerned department pointed out that a total of 27,775 (1st dose 21878 and 2nd dose 5897 vaccines) front line workers, health workers and in those above 45 years of age have been vaccinated. However with the limited vaccine available in the State, the Department of Health & Family Welfare said it is anticipating the Government to provide more vaccine to enable the whole State to be vaccinated. In another area of concern, with the shortage of oxygen in the whole country the DTF requested concerned authorities to inquire the status and activities of the oxygen plant at Dimapur and to envisage an actual plant in Kohima also.
The DTF also decided to appeal area administrators, village authorities, blocks, wards, church to regulate and streamline outsiders and follow the necessary protocols laid down by the Government and further disseminate the information on the new Covid SOPs and enforce Covid appropriate behaviors at all times in their respective areas.
Later in the meeting, the DC requested the Rengma Hohos to take up measures to assist the DTF Kohima to create awareness and sensitize the people on the vaccination progress.
The meeting concluded with suggestion from the members to enforce more sternly the COVID-19 protocols in proper using of face mask and other Covid appropriate behaviors. (Page News Service)