Dimapur, May 24: ADC Chozuba has directed all villages under Chozuba sub-division to activate their respective Village Disaster Management Authorities with immediate effect. The VDMA may include village health workers and other volunteers.
The ADC said the role and responsibilities of the VDMAs are to assist Government agencies; handling and management of death bodies; monitoring of Covid-19 related cases and coordination with the DTF/BTF; sealing and cordoning of the house in the event of detection of covid-19 cases on the order of the authority, unsealing of the house in the event of recovery of the patient on the order of the authority.
It will also enforce Government SOPs & guidelines on COVID-19 in the village; disseminate necessary information in the village and any other duties/responsibilities assigned by the DTF/BTF.
The committee will be provided with PPE kit, gloves, mask sanitizer, body bag etc. by the Medical Department through SMO/MO or health workers of the nearest CHC/PHC as and when needed.
(Page News Service)