Review meeting on COVID-19 preparedness held at NHAK

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Dimapur, April 2: A review meeting was held at Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima (NHAK) in regard to preparatory measures undertaken with special emphasis to COVID-19 at NHAK, Kohima today.
Advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire along with Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS and Sr. SP Kohima, K. Sophie and DTF members attended the meeting.
In the meeting, Dr. Thong informed that as preparatory measures the NHAK has developed an action plan of NHAK on COVID-19, where he highlighted that NHAK would be activated to COVID-19 Treatment Center as and when 50% bed strength of Chedema is filled up with COVID positive patients for treatment.
He said that all general OPDs and operation of any nature would be suspended and only flu and related respiratory diseases shall be attended to in the designated OPD.
The office of the MD and MS, EOC and Administrative establishments would be immediately shifted to the present Obs and Gynae Ward.
Highlighting on the COVID positive patients admitted in the designated wards, Dr. Thong informed that no VIP accommodation can be provided owing to infrastructural constraints and as per the safety contingency plan. No healthcare staff on duty would be allowed to leave the hospital premises during the entire duty period (1 week) and thereafter undergo compulsory institutional quarantine at the designated centre followed by home quarantine.
In the event of exhaustion of the available health care workers, manpower would be requisitioned from other unaffected districts as deemed fit by the Department of Health & Family Welfare.
Dr. Thong also highlighted for provision of round the clock perimeter security to prevent escape of the infected patients that will endanger the public outside the NHAK COVID-19 hospital.
He also said that all admitted patients would observe all sanitary guidelines and respiratory etiquettes. Further, he highlighted on the structure of emergency operational centre, planning, logistics, admin & finance and cordoning plan of zone wise with its descriptions. (Page News Service)