District COVID-19 hospital receives ventilators

Staff Reporter Dimapur, Mar 27 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/27/2020 12:40:09 PM IST

District Hospital Dimapur (DHD) has been converted into a 100 -bedded COVID-19 hospital equipped with ventilators recently received from the government and one Intensive Care Unit(ICU). 

Dr. Kheshito  Zhimomi, Medical Superintendent (MS) of the DHD provided the information to this reporter and also disclosed that more ventilators will be arriving soon and will be installed. 

Dr. Kheshito said despite limited resources and infrastructure the medical team of doctors and nurses of the hospital, backed by the government, the H&FW department and NGOs are working round the clock to fight against spread of Coronavirus. Dr Kheshito said it was imperative that the fight against Coronavirus was unified effort of all in order to prevent the outbreak of the disease in Dimapur. He also lamented on the negative attitude among some who were only interested in finding petty faults instead of responding to such crisis as responsible citizens by encouraging others.

The MS also informed citizens that those suffering from other ailments other than similar symptoms of coronavirus may visit Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHC) at Burma Camp and Duncan Basti and other government health centres which are fully functional. He said this was to reserve DHD for coronavirus related cases only. 

The MS also reminded public to strictly follow all advisories from health authorities without compromise in order to be safe from the virus.

Another doctor who also spoke to this reporter, opined that there ought to be total shutdown of shops since large number of people shopped besides total ban on movement of people on the streets, if the threat from coronavirus is to be defeated.

Meanwhile, Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) has begun spraying disinfectants in and around Dimapur town. DMC administrator, Albert Ezung informed that spraying of disinfectant started on Thursday on a daily basis. The areas sanitised included ATM booths, market places, offices, police stations and other public places and will continue to cover more areas in the days to come. Ezung also urged upon public and NGOs to extend cooperation with DMC in the operation.

Ezung also informed that DMC continued to monitor prices of food commodities in the market and have penalised some traders for unfair practices by taking advantage of the prevailing situation. 

H&FW admits lack of PPE
KOHIMA, MAR 27 (NPN): Despite efforts made to combat the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, Health & Family Welfare department has admitted lack of personal protection equipment (PPE) for health workers in the state.
Nagaland Nodal officer for COVID-19, Dr. Nyan Kikon, told Nagaland Post that the main worry for now was that the department did not have sufficient PPE. He said the state government had ordered the PPE, but due to the lockdown of cities, the consignment had not reached. Dr.Kikon said first consignment containing mask and hand sanitizers had been sent to the hospitals, adding that the second consignment would arrive anytime. 
According to nodal officer, the people were safe as long as they cooperate and stay at home. He urged the public not panic so much as Nagaland has so far not reported any positive. Dr.Kikon also requested all responsible to maintain personal hygiene.
The health and family welfare department, Dr. Kikon said was doing its best to keep the public safe by getting quarantine and isolation facilities ready besides issuing advisories and educating people about the importance of maintaining hygiene. 
The nodal officer stated that the department would ensure that the nurses, doctors and health workers get full safety protection gears and other necessary medical supplies at the hospitals and health care centres.

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