Dimapur, June 4: A special train carrying 1501 persons from Bangalore would arrive Dimapur on June 5. All these returnees would be received, screened and dispatched by Team Dimapur to all 10 districts across the state according to the new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Government.
This was decided in an emergency coordination meeting held today at Commissioner’s Rest House.
The meeting resolved that upon arrival of the special train from Bangalore carrying 1501 returnees on June 5, 757 returnees of Dimapur district (50.43 %) would be sent to Agri Expo, for registration, screening & triaging by medical team and thereafter process for hosting the returnees at designated quarantine centers.
The remaining returnees from the 10 districts totaling to 744 persons (49.57%) would be screened by the medical team at railway station district wise as per the order of districts – Tuensang, Mon, Longleng, Kiphire, Zunheboto, Phek, Mokokchung, Wokha, Peren and Kohima.
After screening by medical team, all returnees would be provided with meal and then proceed for transfer to respective districts.
Deputy Commissioner Dimapur and Commissioner of Police Dimapur would issue prohibitory order for closure of shops and traffic for arrival of the special train to facilitate smooth and timely movement of the returnees to their respective districts.
The Reception, Accommodation, Transport and Fooding committee would prepare and keep all necessary arrangements on standby to service the returnees, including other districts, in case of any exigency.
The district nodal officers would coordinate with team Dimapur and on completion of all necessary formalities, escort the returnees to their respective districts and quarantine centers.
The meeting resolved that the quarantine centre at Agri Expo would be converted into a transit camp to accommodate those returnees who may arrive through various routes (except special trains) on transit to other districts. The accommodation committee would vacate the quarantine centre at Agri Expo and relocate the residents to a suitable quarantine centre. This has been required as team dimapur is currently managing about 50 quarantine centers excluding paid hotels spread across the district from Medziphema to Ruzaphema to Ganesh Nagar to Bade to Nihokhu to Indisen village, apart from Dimapur city areas.
The disinfecting team would promptly sanitize all vacated quarantine centers regularly without delay so that new returnees can be immediately accommodated.
The meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Y Kikheto Sema, IAS, APC & Dimapur District Incharge for Covid – 19 along with WHonje Konyak, Secretary, F&CS, Anoop Khinchi, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, IPS, Commissioner of Police Dimapur, Convenor of Reception, Accommodation, Transport and Fooding, committee and other officials involved in the logistic arrangements for special train arriving from Bangalore.
The chairman of the meeting briefed the members that earlier Dimapur was taking care of returnees from Dimapur, Mon and Peren districts only. However, with the new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by Government dated 1st June, 2020, all returnees are to be received, screened and dispatched by Team Dimapur to all 10 districts across the state. (Page News Service)