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Dimapur to host fresh returnees of 3 districts

Dimapur to host fresh returnees of 3 districts
Y Kikheto Sema during the meeting with officials. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR, JUL 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/1/2020 1:53:53 PM IST

Fresh returnees hailing from Peren, Mon and Longleng districts would be hosted and quarantined in Dimapur as per request made by the concerned districts and also as per the direction of the High Powered Committee (HPC).

According to DIPR report, this was disclosed by Nagaland Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC), Y Kikheto Sema, who is also the in-charge of Dimapur district COVID-19 activities, at a meeting of nodal officers of all the districts of Nagaland including the convenors of accommodations, transport and food committee of Team Dimapur at Hotel Saramati Dimapur on July 1, 2020.

The report stated that the meeting was held to review and listen to the views and suggestions from all the district nodal officers in order to continue to work together with a holistic approach in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

At the meeting, some nodal officers informed about problems faced by some of their returnees, who were not being allowed to stay in some colonies in Dimapur after completing their quarantine period in Dimapur as their parents stay in other districts. 

In this regard, it was decided that after quarantine period was over and officially released by the quarantine centre (QC) with a certificate, it would be the responsibility of the parents/relatives to take care of them.

Sema lamented that the community should also appreciate the government for bringing back their children from different parts of the country, fed them, undertook tests and quarantined them. 

APC said that after releasing them from the QCs, the government or the frontline workers should not be troubled as far as issue of reaching their homes or native places by the quarantinees were concerned. 

Sema expressed surprised that till date no sense of appreciation was received from the parents of the returnees to the frontline workers, who were sacrificing day and night.

He also enlightened all the district nodal officers to ascertain whether any other state and particularly North East states were taking trouble the way Nagaland government and the frontline workers of the state were sacrificing and trying their best to take care of the returnees. 

Reminding that coronavirus could be defeated unitedly with concerted effort, the told the nodal officers “If there is any problem, don’t hesitate to share because Team Dimapur would solve it.” 

Appreciating all the frontline workers particularly the medical team for the job done well so far, Sema further appealed to them to continue to give their best.

Empowered committee member, Honje Konyak, also encouraged all the nodal officers to work in coordination. He asked them to bring to the notice of Team Dimapur if they faced any problems.

The chief medical officer (CMO) Dimapur, Dr.Tiasunep, reiterated that his team would give their best effort in the fight against COVID-19. However, he expressed concern over the shortage of manpower, saying that his health workers were almost exhausted and needed rest.

In his regard, Sema advised the CMO to give in written, should there be any manpower problem to take care of the fresh returnees of Mon, Peren and Longleng, so that he could take up the issue to the medical department for necessary redeployment of doctors and medical staff.

Accommodation committee convenor, Mhalo, informed that to give sufficient accommodation to the returnees of other districts in the transit camp at Agri Expo, some returnees would be reallocated to other QCs so the whole capacity of 178 beds would be made available for the transit returnees.

She also advised all the nodal officers to enlighten the returnees of their respective districts to keep their rooms clean and tidy and to dispose the disposable bed sheets and pillow covers in the dustbins when they leave the transit camp. 

Food committee convenor, Avonuo, informed all the nodal officers that there was no problem in providing food to all the inmates including the transit returnees and assured that they would continue to provide their services.

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