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NMC calls for clear focus & planning to combat COVID-19 in Nagaland

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Dimapur, June 5: The Nagaland Medical Council (NMC) has called for a clear focus and planning on how to make the best use of the existing infrastructure and manpower to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
In a press release, NMC president Dr Joyce Angami and vice president Dr Sashimeren Aier while stating that COVID-19 has finally reached Nagaland and is here to stay, observed that the response and reaction to the pandemic by far has been commendable though not without hiccups.
The NMC informed that it took upon itself the responsibility to organize out-patient consultative services in the districts where professional health volunteers were available. This is to support the Department of Health & Family Welfare who were totally engaged in the revamping and setting up infrastructure in the various health centres in the State, it said and appreciated the Health Department for efficiently involving in establishment of Covid Hospitals in all districts; establishments of Covid care centre for isolating and segregating Covid positive people; full involvement in the establishment and maintenance of quarantine centres and contact tracking through mobile applications.
The NMC saluted all the frontline workers and encourage its members to live up to one’s calling. “During such time of crisis, it is highly unethical for any health professionals to shy away from their responsibilities and resign from their assigned duties.” Stating that across the world, the fear of this highly contagious disease is slowly turning from fear to acceptance, the NMC said though our resources available are far from desirable, what we need to do now is to have a clear focus and planning on how to make the best use of the existing infrastructure and manpower.
To overcome this pandemic, we need greater resolve and good work ethics, the council said and challenged everyone to turn from fear to acceptance and follow the universal protection of social distancing, wearing a mask and hand hygiene.
(Page News Service)