Kohima, May 11: Concerned over the preparedness of Nagaland in general and the state capital in particular against COVID-19 pandemic, the Kohima District Congress Committee (KDCC) on May 11 visited the COVID-19 Hospital and also inspected the work progress of Bio-Safety Laboratory (BSL-3 lab) at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima.
The KDCC officials led by its president Kevi Vizo was accompanied by Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee Working President i/c Kohima district, Khriedi Theünuo, former minister Seyiekuolie Kesiezie, Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress president Vilhousielie Kengurüse and KDCC Mahila president Vilanuo, stated a release issued by KDCC press secretary Yangertemjen.
The Managing Director of NHAK Dr Thorhusie Katiry and ENT Specialist Dr Kedozeto Punyü briefed the visiting team on the overall preparedness of COVID-19 hospital to take in any positive case and also the availability of the Personal Protection Equipments, wards for male & female, ICU with ventilators etc.
They also explained on the various steps being undertaken for collection of suspected patient’s swabs, which are being currently sent to Imphal in Manipur for testing.
The visiting Congress team enquired about the quality of PPEs and also other materials supplied by the government, to which the Hospital authorities asserted that the government has not made ay compromise on the quality.
On the ongoing setting up of COVID-19 testing laboratory, BSL-3 in-charge Dr Tina Khamo explained the progress of the work while asserting that all efforts are being made to complete the lab and make it functional.
KDCC president Kevi Vizo while expressing satisfaction on the preparedness of the works for COVID-19 hospital also hoped that BSL-3 lab will be made functional within date assured by the State government to the Court on May 7, 2020.
During the visit, KDCC also extended financial support towards NHAK in the fight against the pandemic. (Page News Service)