Dimapur, August 25: The Peren District Task Force has decided to lift the total restriction on inter-district movement from August 27.
In a meeting of the DTF with Join Action Committee (JAC) on COVID-19 on August 24 in the DC’s chamber to discuss matter related to COVID-19 in the District, ADC Jalukie, Dr Tinojonghsi Chang while sharing public views and the implications of maintaining the restrictions opined that the restrictions be lifted.
After much deliberation, the house decided to lift total restrictions in the District with effect from August 27 onwards. However, regulation of public movements will continue as per the standing Government orders and travel permit systems will continue to prevent uncontrolled public movements in the district till further notification.
Dr Hedungkiebe DSO (Med) presented the COVID-19 status in the district and reported that 2 traced contacts tested positive at Athibung but the contacts of the two persons are negative. He proposed for a mass awareness and sanitization campaign in the district to prevent full blown COVID-19 community spread.
To ensure safety practices by active community participation, the meeting entrusted the Medical Department to work out a project for the campaign. The DTF also directed the Sub-Divisional Task Force to continue efforts to spread awareness in their respective areas.
Survey report of proposal site for sustainable COVID hospital and Covid Care Centre, which was conducted by Medical Department & NZPO members on August 20 as directed by the technical team was presented by Dy.CMO, Dr Lanuakum. The report was supplemented by Dr Hatling, CMO Peren & Kevipelie NZPO president. As the proposed site was found to be the most suitable option for sustainable management of COVID-19 cases in the district, the house unanimously approved the survey report and agreed to forward to higher authority.
ADC Jalukie, Dr Tinojongshi Chang also apprised the house about the financial status and its burdens especially in managing transportation, private hotels and quarantine centres.
(Page New Service)