Dimapur urgently needs ventilators: DTF

Dimapur urgently needs ventilators: DTF
District Task Force members during the meeting at DC’s conference hall, Dimapur. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR, JUN 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/1/2020 1:41:36 PM IST

As maximum number of persons tested positive for coronavirus in the state have been admitted at Dimapur COVID-19 Hospital, the District Task Force (DTF) Dimapur has emphasised the urgent need to keep ventilators, monitors, regulators etc in buffer stock.

Members of DTF Dimapur at a meeting held in the conference hall of DC Monday also decided that an alternative COVID-19 Hospital for Dimapur district be identified.

According to a DIPR report, the meeting decided that DC Dimapur would officially write to the higher authority for taking action. DTF members also deliberated on the need for installing Truenat machines in Dimapur.

Speaking at the meeting, DC Dimapur Anoop Khinchi said that the most important task was to contain the spread in the quarantine centres by strictly following protocols.

Emphasising on the importance of sanitising the quarantine centres, DC assured for all logistic support required. 

Briefing on the status of quarantine centres, DC informed that presently there were 46 quarantine centres in Dimapur with 4085 beds. 

Further, he said that quarantine centre at Ganeshnagar would be able to accommodate 1000 returnees. On the status of BSL-2 laboratory, DC informed that it would take another 15-20 days to get it commissioned.

The chief medical officer (CMO) Dimapur, Dr. Tia Pongener, informed that presently the focus on the Chennai returnees and trying to isolate the inmates. CMO said that currently 189 returnees have been shifted to isolation centres and kept in separate rooms with attached bathroom. 

DMC administrator, Albert Ezung, informed that besides carrying out the normal routine of collection and disposal of garbage, the sanitisation team has been undertaking additional responsibilities. 

He also informed that all the 46 quarantine centres were sprayed with disinfectant before and after the returnees occupied. Further, he said wastes were also being collected from all the quarantine centres.

MS Dimapur, Dr.Kheshito, informed that presently 25 COVID-19 positive patients have been admitted at Dimapur COVID-19 hospital. He also felt the urgent need for purchasing the dialysis machine and for installing the same at Dimapur COVID Hospital. 

The meeting also urged the Dimapur police to strictly implement odd even system.

Tourist Lodge as COVID-19 hospital

State Cabinet on June 1 decided to convert  Tourist Lodge Dimapur as COVID-19 hospital

The decision was made in view of the shortage of hospital facilities. With this Dimapur will now have two COVID-19 hospitals-- District Hospital Dimapur and Tourist lodge.



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