Dimapur, July 9: The Nagaland Junior Doctors Association (NJDA) has expressed deep concern over the unprecedented increase of COVID-19 cases in the district, saying such unfolding nature of the current pandemic anywhere in the State is a concern for all the citizens of Nagaland.
At the same time, the NJDA said it is disheartened to see the imbroglio involving two senior colleagues who were in the frontline tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. “The sole intention of any doctor while dealing with patients or returnees is for their well being and never meant harm. The dynamic nature of this pandemic has led to change of SOPs almost on daily basis putting the healthcare workers on the field into catch 22 situation many a times,” it said.
The association also noted that following the Government SOP by the frontline workers doesn’t exclude the absence of COVID-19 in a person giving the new disease unpredictable nature and its clinical manifestations.
With very limited manpower and resources doctors are working under extreme duress and even though utmost care is being taken, sometimes things go wrong, which shouldn’t be misunderstood as ‘intentional’, it said.
The association appealed to the JAC Peren to settle the matter amicably in the greater interest of the public, and to pave the way for smooth process of active surveillance and contact tracing to contain spread of the disease. (Page News Service)