DIMAPUR, JANUARY 14: Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19 held its meeting under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Mohammed Ali Shihab A, and in the presence of Minister in-charge of Kohima district on COVID-19, Tongpang Ozukum and Advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie Kire, at the DC’s conference hall on January 13.
ADC Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa highlighted the status of the district in regard to District Task Force activities.
The meeting discussed about the official closure of quarantine centres at K Badze, ATI and IG Stadium. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu briefed the members on the status of the quarantine centres.
She informed that since second week of December 2020, no returnees have been reported at quarantine centres as they have opted for paid quarantine or home Isolation; however some blocks at K Badze are still occupied by the paramilitary forces.
She also informed that no COVID positive patient has been admitted to Meriema COVID Care Centre (CCC) for the last three days.
The house deliberated on the matter, and basing on the new SOP issued by the State Government, decided to discontinue quarantine centres at K Badze, ATI and IG Stadium for returnees and also for BRTF and BSF. However, it was decided that K Badze will be used by Medical department for quarantining of medical staff on COVID-19 duty. The meeting also decided to continue with the operation of Meriema COVID Care Centre (CCC).
On the agenda of withdrawal of security personnel and volunteers from the quarantine centres, the meeting decided to continue rational deployment of security personnel and volunteers at Meriema CCC.
On withdrawal of security and medical personnel from the inter-state check gate at Khuzama relating to COVID duty, the meeting decided to refer the matter to the State High Power Committee on COVID for necessary direction to the DTF.
With regard to shifting of Triage OPD from TT stadium, Kohima, the meeting decided to survey an alternative site for operation of the Triage OPD.
The DTF meeting also deliberated the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines where CMO Dr. Vezokholu gave a PowerPoint presentation on the introduction of COVID-19 vaccine, operational planning for vaccination, types of session sites for different priority groups, role of vaccination officers and other vaccine management.
(Page News Service)