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Awareness on COVID-19 in Tuensang district

Awareness on COVID-19 in Tuensang district
Villagers of New Pangsha during the awareness campaign on COVID-19.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/14/2020 10:41:43 AM IST

Chief Medical Office (CMO) Tuensang conducted awareness meeting and campaign on COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus) on February 13 at New Pangsha under (Noklak block). 

A press release by CMO Tuensang office informed that the team was led by chief medical officer Tuensang, Dr.Temjenmoa visited Assam rifles check gate, International Trade Centre (ITC) at Dan (Pangsha) and met the officers and jawans manning the gate.

The team briefed the jawans and officers on COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus) outbreak in China and instructed them to be vigilant with the movement of people along the border.

The team also conducted the awareness meeting at New Pangsha with the chairman, GBs, village guard of Pangsha range, Yangkhao and Chingyu village from Tobu area.

A separate meeting also was conducted with the Khiamniungan public leaders at Noklak CHC and they were briefed about the disease.

The release informed that all the health units along the border of Myanmar in Tuensang District were alerted and staffs were sensitized about the disease and its preventive measures were explained. 

Health units reporting for IDSP were instructed to be watchful for unusual increase in cases of acute respiratory tract infection/influenza like illnesses and report promptly to DSU IDSP. The release informed that the department decided to set an isolation ward at CHC Noklak.

Other team members include epidemiologist IDSP, Dr. John Shupao, SMO (DH), Dr.Yanrenthung and MO Pangsha PHC, Dr.Senti.

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