Dimapur, March 30: The Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19 held its review meeting today in DC’s Office chamber, Kohima.
DC & Chairman Kohima District DTF, Gregory Thejawelie NCS briefing the members informed that all preventive and precautionary measures have been strictly enforced and undertaken at all quarantine centers and COVID-19 Hospitals.
He informed that the Legislators In-charge of monitoring Kohima COVID-19 situation, Minister Housing, Tongpang Ozukum and Advisor Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie Kire and DTF team on 28th March 2020 visited the Inter-state Khuzama check gate, and T.B Hospital Khuzama, quarantine center at Meriema, COVID-19 Treatment Center at Chedema Ayush Hospital and NHAK and expressed satisfaction over the preparedness facilities undertaken by respective assigned departments at all designated places to combat COVID-19 in the district.
On the other front, DC informed that the district administration along with Police personnel have been on war footing since day one of the lockdown to curtail the movement of the public and vehicles, however he reiterated that public needs to play their part by strictly following the guidelines issued by the government.
He also informed that the KMC has been helping out in all aspects by fumigating town areas alternatively and even extended to wards and colonies.
Deputy CMO Kohima, Dr. Hoito Chishi also briefed the house on the system of information flow in case of COVID-19 positive case under Kohima district. He informed that any symptomatic case from the epicenter of any positive case will be shifted to the Isolation Hospital (Chedema/NHAK) by designated ambulance. All the household in cordoned off area will be monitored and tracked by SMO/MO of respective Blocks and their team of BPM/BAC etc. and all the asymptomatic cases from the epicenter of any positive case will be home quarantined for 14 days, Dr. Hoito said.
The meeting also discussed on issue of availability of essential commodities in the sub divisional levels, where the area administrative officers were asked to coordinate with the KMC to address the issue. It also pointed out that all MOs and medical staff are to be in their respective station 24×7. In anticipation, the area administrative Officers were also informed to work on statistic of migrant workers in their respective areas for the welfare of the daily wage earners.
Tuensang District Task Force convened a review meeting at DC conference hall Tuensang on March 30.
The meeting reviewed loopholes in implementing the lockdown in the district where SP Tuensang Bharat Laxman Markad stated that the police has been directed to follow Non-Touch policy to execute their duties.
On home quarantine he stated that 645 individuals have been screened, 156 person on home quarantine, 7 individual have completed their home quarantine and a total of 149 person are under home quarantine as of now. It was also resolved that medical team with proper gear will be visiting the all home quarantine person daily.
With the directives of the deputy commissioner Tuensang all the Colony shall deployed three each well trained volunteers for updating the home quarantine person status and to distribute the relief items for the needy at the colony.
For emergencies Urban PHC will be used for regular treatments and severe cases of general sickness will be treated at Longpang PHC and District Hospital Tuensang will be designated as COVID Hospital.
(Page News Service)