Dimapur, April 21: District Immunization Officer of Dimapur, Dr. Rebecca Y Sema has informed that 4790 doses of COVID vaccine are currently available in the district, for which vaccination sessions can be conducted only till Thursday, April 22, according to a DIPR report.
Speaking at the Dimapur District Task Force meeting on Wednesday, she said, “We are in constant touch with the State so that the district doesn’t fall short of vaccines.”
The DIO further observed an increase in beneficiaries turning up in the COVID vaccination centres, informing that 2722 beneficiaries had turned up yesterday.
She also informed that as of April 20, 35731 vaccine beneficiaries have been registered; 46787 doses administered in 52 session sites where 598 sessions have been conducted.
With the rise in number of COVID-19 cases in Dimapur, the COVID Care Centre at Chumoukedima has been activated, according to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Dimapur, Dr. Mereninla.
She informed that contact tracing team has been carrying out random testing in marketplaces at various locations of Dimapur.
Observing that many returnees do not report to the appropriate authority on arrival, the CMO impressed upon the DTF members to take strong active measures to ensure that returnees report to the authorities.
The Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Dimapur informed that “unlike last time”, out of 100 beds 50 have been dedicated for COVID cases and the remaining 50 were for non-COVID cases. He also informed that the hospital has “enough oxygen cylinders and life saving medicines”.
Presently, 14 COVID patients are admitted in the District Hospital, out of which one has been discharged “on request”, he said.
Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan lauded the support and co-operation rendered by civil societies, NGOs, churches and sought their continued support to fight the 2nd wave pandemic.
“Any restrictions will definitely be inconvenient but in the overall public interest, all have to bear the little inconveniences to avoid total lockdown scenario,” he said.
Commissioner of Police Rothihu Tetseo urged all to take responsibility for successful implementation of restrictions.
(Page News Service)