Deptts, orgns issue directives, information on COVID-19

Deptts, orgns issue directives, information on COVID-19
Serika village leaders after sealing their entrance on April 3.
KIPHIRE, APR 3 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/3/2020 12:24:05 PM IST

Various government departments and organisation have issued directives in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown across the country.

USSC directives to fight COVID-19

 The United Sangtam Students’ Conference (USSC) has directed all the concerned students and citizens of Kiphire district (irrespective of tribe) who are staying outside the state of Nagaland to contact and provide all their details and address information to the office of USSC Hq. Kiphire, at the earliest. 

To provide the information, concerned persons can contact the vice president at 8837315192 and 8118922190 or contact the general secretary at 7628812526 7005168875.

In the press release, Sethrongba Y Sangtam, vice president, USSC stated that the directive has been made in consultation with concerned authorities for safety measures and to assist them with the help of their counterparts. 

USSC has also appealed the concerned higher authority to provide all the required personal protection equipments to all the health providers and police personnel who are on COVID-19 duty.  Meanwhile, the conference has also informed that no individual will be allowed to enter its jurisdiction without permission from the concerned authorities or prior medical COVID-19 check up certificate until the pandemic outbreak ends. Any persons who enter due to unavoidable cases shall be kept in strict quarantine center in accordance with the preventive measures laid down by the concerned health department, it stated.

It also informed that all the permitted truck drivers and handymen who carry essential goods and commodities from other district to Kiphire shall be tested and sanitized before entering in its jurisdiction. All the truck drivers and handymen have been advised to maintain home quarantine and follow all the medical terms and conditions for safety of all. It also informed that all the essentials goods and commodities trucks shall be sanitized by the health agency before distributing to the general public. 

The Conference stated that the notification comes into force with abundant caution of public health and safety and taking serious note about the report of positive COVID cases increasing in the neighbouring states.  Therefore, the Conference has directed all the general public to adhere to the notification and cooperate with the government directives to fight against this COVID-19 pandemic. 

Meanwhile, the District Task Force Kiphire coordination meeting headed by Deputy Commissioner Kiphire was held on April 1. Subject relating to present COVID-19 was discuss at length and for betterment of the district in time of emergencies. During the meeting SP Kiphire requested United Sangtam Students’ Conference (USSC) to submit the list of person from Kiphire district studying or working in other parts of the state for better coordination in case of emergencies arises.

District Health Authority advised to undertake measures

In the event of District Hospitals being converted to dedicated COVID-19 Hospital, the Principal Director, H&FW, Dr. Vizolie Suokhrie has advised the District Health Authority to undertake the measures to ensure continuity of specialist services for general patients for critical cases like dialysis and chemotherapy sessions in day care, emergency obstetrics services, emergency medical care and surgical procedures.

According to DIPR report, necessary measures are put in place to prevent intermingling of patients including putting such services in a separate block with separate entry and exit points.

If such segregation measure is not feasible, then in addition to the identified private hospitals, nearest public health facilities such as UPHCs and other public may be identified to deliver specialists services eg: Obs & Gynae, ENT, Eye, Dental, Oncology etc.

The Principal Director said that private hospitals may not have specialists’ services in certain disciplines such as oncology etc. In such situation, he urged the specialist of the concerned DH to extend visiting consultancy services.

He informed that such services are to be continued till positive COVID-19 cases are admitted or the concerned specialist is put on COVID-19 Hospital duty. “There should be an emergency exit plan to move patients out of the hospital in case of admission of COVID-19 positive case”, he added.

17 check points erected at Pungro

In the third week of March, the administration at Pungro has been able to establish 17 (seventeen) check points all around the Pungro sub-division. NAP, Police and the Village Guards (VGs) keeping a vigil, operating 24×7 to ensure that no one from any parts of Nagaland enter in the area unreported or medically examined. According to DIPR report, ADC Pungro, Abhinav Shivam has said the administration was under a multitude of challenges like porous border with Myanmar, population dispersed among 54 villages, the threat of movements of vehicles and people were often in dereliction of orders.  He also said that 65  strong NAP personnel has to be kept at reserve for unforeseen exigencies, while the Police forces numbering only 45 personnel were too little to be spread out in the surrounding villages, roads and at the entry points. Lauding the village guards posted under Pungro, Abhinav said that the administration was in constraints of forces, and just in time, an effective solution was found in the village guards. 

Administration is checking the exit and entry points on daily basis confirming that the border is sealed in letter and spirit. In order confront the challenge, a network of responsible and proactive citizens were also established to report any unsolicited movements of people and traffic. 

Authorized officers for issue of essential commodity passes

Deputy Commissioner Kohima Gregory Thejawelie has authorised the following officers for issuance of passes to vehicles for enabling movement of essential commodities within Kohima district. 

According to DIPR report, the jurisdiction/area wise authorised officers are as follows:  Kohima Sadar (Rural) SDO (Civil) Kohima, Longasen Lotha; Kohima HQ (KMC), inter-district, inter-state and all other categories  SDO, (C) Kohima, R. Daniel Angami; Chiephobozou sub-division ADC Chiephobozou, Vekhoyi Chakhesang; Tseminyu sub-division ADC Tseminyu, Nokshasashi; Jakhama sub-division SDO (C) Jakhama, Alemyapang Longchar; Sechü-Zubza sub-division, SDO (C), Mhomo Tungoe; Kezhocha sub-division EAC Kezhocha, Veneikho Tetso; Botsa sub-division EAC Botsa, Sarato Katiry and Tsogin sub-division EAC Tsogin, Rozy Sangtam. Henceforth all vehicles to be engaged in transporting essential goods and commodities within and outside the district or for use as conveyance for medical related works or any other extremely important movement/consignment, should mandatorily obtain movement permit/pass from the respective authorised officers as stated above. Apart from those with vehicle passes issued by the authorised officers, there will be a total restriction of movement for motor vehicles of all types, both private and government (2/4 wheelers). Any violation of the above provisions will be proceeded against as per the provision of Section 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides legal action under relevant Sections of the IPC. This order will come into force with immediate effect and shall remain in-force till further order.

CMO Mkg informs: Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Mokokchung has informed any stress, anxiety or mental concern and queries related to COVID-19 pandemic can be sent through WhatsApp with name, age, gender, address and reasons to 8787475779. CMO informed that professionals would get back to the concerned between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day and that strict confidentiality will be maintained.

DC Mon informs: DC Mon Thavaseelan K has directed that no other person besides the driver will be allowed per vehicle within Mon town. Vehicles found violating this order will be penalised under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Based on complaints received from the general public that some fair price shops in Mon district were selling rice meant for public distribution at a price more than the prescribed rate, DC has directed all fair price shops to sell the rice at rate set by government. Failure to comply with this order will lead to immediate cancellation of the shop permit without any exception. Any complaint in this regard can be directly sent to DC, Mon at WhatsApp No. 7005766737.

Serika village: Serika village, Merapani, under Wokha district located in the interstate border of Assam and Nagaland also observed the nationwide lockdown for COVID-19 outbreak. The village also sealed its entry into its jurisdiction to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The village elders appealed to all villagers and adjoining villagers to adhere seriously to the government directives and to avoid maximum restrictions of movements.



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