Dimapur, April 8: Against the backdrop of surging COVID-19 cases in the district, the Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday decided to re-activate the sector officers and wards/colonies to carry out COVID-related activities in their respective areas as executed earlier.
According to a DIPR report, this was decided during a meeting held at DPDB’s conference hall on Thursday, which had in attendance Minister for PWD Housing & Mechanical, Tongpang Ozukum.
The meeting observed that the move was necessitated because of the increase in positive cases and the need to monitor returnees from other States in their respective areas as precautionary measures.
In this connection, Ozukum said that without the active participation of all wards, colonies and panchayats, “the district would not have achieved so far”, and called upon all stakeholders to continue their support towards the successful implementation of the existing SOPs.
For effective implementation of SOPs in all the wards and colonies, especially wearing of face mask, the meeting decided to recommend to the High Power Committee on COVID-19 for authorisation of All Kohima Municipal Ward Panchayats (AKMWP) to check and implement the SOPs in their respective areas, and also to penalise the defaulters.
In this regard, DC Kohima also informed that DTF comprising district administration, police and medical team had conducted a drive to enforce COVID-19 protocol within Kohima town on April 5, and defaulters were penalised. He said that DTF will continue to carry out such enforcement drives in the coming days.
As entrusted by the State Health Department, the DTF also decided to conduct random sampling and testing within Kohima town.
Chief Medical Officer Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu Theyo highlighted the recent detection of positive cases at St. Paul Training Institute and informed that all necessary measures have been taken. (Page News Service)