Dimapur, May 24: Wokha District Task Force for COVID-19 held a review meeting on May 24 in the DC’s conference hall under the chairmanship of DC & chairman DTF, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha.
Due to increase in COVID-19 positive cases in the District, COVID related deaths may happen and to tackle such eventualities, the meeting deliberated on matter relating to handling of COVID dead bodies, and the DC requested the Chief Medical Officer to constitute a committee for disposal of COVID related deaths. For transportation, the DC informed that ADC & Administrator, Wokha Town Council had already made the arrangement, which can be used on payment of the existing prescribed rate.
The meeting also discussed feasibility involving private hospitals/clinics and nursing homes for reserving 50% beds for COVID patients, counseling by private practitioners and conducting of COVID sample testing in consultation with higher authority. It was also decided to continue with the random Covid testing in the District.
The CMO informed that since the District hospital is converted to COVID Care Centre, Christian Medical Centre (CMC) is designated to treat regular patients.
The DC appealed to all the public to be aware of the procedure and follow the laid down guidelines, SOPs and necessary protocols for everyone’s safety.
(Page News Service)