Dimapur, April 17: Tuensang District Task Force (DTF) was held a meeting for monitoring and management of the issues related to COVID-19 on April 16 at DC’s Conference Hall under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant IAS.
DC highlighted on the need to transport the suspected COVID-19 samples for testing without delay and in this regard Epidemiologist Dr. John was asked to tie up with agencies concerned at Mokokchung so that the samples from Tuensang are maintained and no delays happen in Mokokchung.
He also stated that the District has vaccine carriers which can transport only 30 test samples and additional thermocol carriers will be needed to transport more samples. He also spelled the need for more Viral Transport Mediums (VTM).
President CKS, Nungsanglemba Chang highlighted the need to have a testing lab in Tuensang to meet the needs of Eastern Nagaland Region.
The DC requested the NGOs to bring their concerns to the notice of the Government and directed the medical team to be on duty at Sao Chang College quarantine Centre from breakfast till dinner time. He also asked the CMO to write to the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare to make provisions to train medical personnel of Tuensang district on use of cpap and ventilators. DC also apprised on the need for a portable x-ray machine at Longpang health Centre and asked the members to identify ways and means to acquire the same through monthly installment.
The meeting discussed on the problems faced at the quarantine centre at Sao Chang College and also identified the problems of issuing travel permits by other districts. In the event of detection of COVID-19 positive case in the district home delivery of essentials may be the only available option of maintaining supply of essentials, DC stated.
The District Task Force (Covid-19) held meeting on April 16, at the DPDB hall, under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner & chairperson (DTF) Kiphire Sarita Yadav IAS.
During the meeting, CMO Kiphire reported that so far, 690 persons have been screened where 288 were home quarantined, out of which, 158 persons have finished home quarantine. He said that one portable Ventilator has been installed at Covid hospital and 38 beds have been prepared, and can be accommodated upto 50 beds.
“1750 FFpi mask including other essential equipment have been received so far. Four Quarantine wards have been prepared ie DUDA girls hostel equipped with 13 beds,18 beds prepared for medical staffs at IRB camp, ZPC boys hostel preparation about to complete in a day or two and Hopongkiu memorial hall has also been identified for quarantine,” CMO Kiphire reported.
The Police department reported that so far, law and order situation in the District is peaceful. On shopping days, active interventions are being taken so that social distancing and wearing mask were strictly maintained. As per ADS, the food grains are being supplied to the public smoothly. Around 706 bags are said are available in stock at present, and around six truckloads to be arrived shortly.
Deputy Commissioner Sarita Yadav said that agricultural activities are going on in a proper manner. Fire wood carrier vehicles were directed to go as per the given guidelines. Interstate and inter district Movement of the general public has been banned except for medical reasons. Plying of taxi, social gathering and religious gathering has also banned. And therefore she called out for strict compliance. In the cases of funeral, gathering of people had been limited to 20 people. The police department has been directed to restrict incoming of people from outside the District.
The Deputy Commissioner and DTF members also attended the Video Conference at NIC chamber. (Page News Service)