Coronavirus: Rapid response teams alerted in Nagaland

DIMAPUR, JAN 27 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/27/2020 12:16:56 PM IST

In view of the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, all rapid response teams (RRTs) have been asked to be on alert as it has already spread to many countries, including Nepal, and is of public health concern. National Health Mission mission director, Dr Kevichusa Medikhru have asked the RRTs to ensure adequate readiness for immediate detection, intervention and mitigation, as and when the need arise.

Dimapur airport authority has also been asked to share list of passenger travelling from China and other affected countries transiting Kolkata airport for onward journey to Dimapur with H&FW department for early detection and intervention. In a letter to AAI director, Medikhru said Dimapur District Health Authority would be in touch with Airport Authority of India through the district surveillance unit.

Further, Medical Superintendents of all districts have been directed to earmark isolation room with ventilator facilities to deal with possible positive cases of the Coronavirus.


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