Dimapur, April 20: Kiphire District Task Force held a meeting under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner and DTF Chairman, T. Wati Aier on April 20 at DC’s Conference Hall. The Deputy Commissioner and Chairman DTF informed that all medical officers and staff need to be in the station to carry out their duties. The DTF members deliberated to strictly enforce the following guidelines:
1.All the public and religious gathering are permissible with 50% capacity with proper SOP.
2.People coming from other districts and states will have to home isolate for Ten days mandatorily.
3.Random testing will be taken at schools, colleges, Government Offices, taxi stand etc.
4.To activate Covid care centre at Kiphire and Pungro town.
5.To enforce night curfew starting from 7 PM to 5 AM and restrict assembly of five or more person during the curfew.
6.To strictly monitor people coming from international boundaries like Myanmar, where the Village Guards are informed to monitor.
7.Any activities or gathering should get prior approval from the DTF.
8.Paid quarantine will be activated in the district and Rs.400 will be charged per person.
9.Citizens without mask will be fined Rs. 100 and Shopkeepers without hand sanitizer and hand wash will be fined Rs. 500.
Noklak District Task Force on COVID-19 held a meeting on April 20 at the DC’s conference hall.
Chairing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Reny Wilfred informed the house of the alarming situation of pandemic in the country andurged all the members to be well-prepared in order to check and control the spread. He requested all the tribal apex bodies, sector leaders of Noklak town, village leaders and church bodies to play a major role in disseminating awareness.
The house resolved to designate AYUSH Hospital as COVID-19 Care Centre, and that people coming from outside the State should undergo mandatory home quarantine for 10 days or COVID-19 test after three days.
For those involved in dealing with essential commodities, separate precautionary measures will be issued. The meeting also discussed compulsory wearing of mask, social distancing and hand washing in all the public places.
SP Noklak, Dr. Pritpal Kaur encouraged the house to take vaccine and give awareness about it. She also requested all the parents to encourage the students to study at home and teach various works in order to avoid anti-social activities by the students during the time of school closure.
SDO (C) Noklak, C Phuniang informed that the guidelines and SOP will be strictly enforced in the district.
Khiamniungan tribal president, M Thangou requested the house to start a COVID-19 vaccination campaign in all the villagers, especially where there is no health sub-centre.
The Peren District Task Force meeting was held on April 19 at DC’s conference hall under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Sentiwapang Aier.
The House deliberated on the second wave of Covid-19 and discussed about the restrictions of returnees to the district; and Covid care centres which need to be ready for any eventuality.
The DTF members also deliberated on strict enforcement of SOP and handling of positive cases in the District with arrangements in place at Covid Hospital CHC Jalukie, Covid care centres, District Hospital Peren and CHC Tening.
The Health Department has been asked to be prepared beforehand so as to avoid shortages and complications. Police Department has been entrusted to look into the enforcement of penalties on the general public for violations of SOP. The gathering also discussed on the closure of educational institutions and entry points to the district.
The DC requested the church and civil societies to disseminate information regarding the Covid-19 vaccine, which are available in all the blocks of the district. (Page News Service)