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Dimapur, June 1: International Human Rights Council (IHRC) has urged the Chief Medical Officer, Dimapur District Hospital to exempt every pregnant staff and fronline pregnant women from work in line with the directive of the Personnel Ministry.
In a letter to CMO Dimapur, IHRC president, Akavi N Zhimomi stated the Council has come to know that several pregnant women from NHM employees, some into 6-7 months of pregnancy are being assigned work in the District Hospital, Dimapur, which is already operating as COVID-19 Hospital.
It said there is a clear directive from the Minister of State in PM’s Office and MoS for Personnel and Training (Central Ministry) to exempt pregnant women from joining offices in view of the Covid-19 pendemic.
Stating that the Council has learnt medical staff are required to take hydroxychloroquine as preventive measure, the IHRC said it is not advisable for the pregnant women to take such medicines owing to side effects. (Page News Service)