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DTF Peren and Phek hold meetings

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/5/2020 1:15:38 PM IST

Peren district task force (DTF) and Phek DTF hold meeting over COVID-19 to deliberate on various preparedness activities in their respective districts.

DTF Peren: District Task Force (DTF) Peren along with Joint Action Committee (JAC) on COVID-19 held an emergency meeting at customary court, ADC office Jalukie on June 4, under the chairmanship of deputy commissioner Peren. According to DIPR report, during the course of meeting the house deliberated various agenda. On receipt of information that a positive case has entered the district, the following areas have been hereby contained, JNV quarantine facility 1 block (A & B), GMS sector (A) Jalukie, AINE Nursing Home shall cater to all non COVID-19 patients from June 5, Peren College shall be activated for lodging of returnees from June 5, while CHC Jalukie is declared as COVID Hospital.

All activities shall proceed as per SOP, individual ICMR results of all the returnees who were tested from Dimapur should be shared with the DTF and liaison officers in order to avoid future mistakes, for media coverage Dr. Kevilhulie Meyase, DSO shall be the spokesperson for the district and all information to be routed through him and the DPRO only. The IDSP team shall coordinate with ICMR registration and functioning of TRUENAT sampling.

DTF Phek: Phek district task force held an emergency meeting on COVID-19 with various NGOs and frontal organizations at DC conference hall on June 3.

According to DIPR report, speaking at the meeting, DC stated that NGOs and frontal organizations were integral team to fight against the virus and that rather than panicking, the frontal organizations should come forward and have joint efforts with DTF to put an end to the pandemic. DC apprised attendees not to panic as returnees will be sent to respective districts only after receiving test results. While informing that only positive tested patients with mild symptoms will be sent to district COVID-19 hospital, he urged citizens to abide by SOP strictly promulgated by the government and restrain from adhering to divergent joint resolutions and self-imposed SOPs by various organizations. DC informed that liaison officers would be sent to Dimapur to coordinate with district administration for safe passage of returnees who would be escorted by Police personnel till destination and sent to their respective districts. CMO Phek apprised that medical team was ready with preparedness to accommodate patients at COVID-19 hospital in case of emergency and patients coming with respiratory distress also can be treated as there were adequate oxygen cylinders. The only setback was that oxygen cylinders are refilled in Kohima. She also added that there were 26 quarantine centres with 770 beds at present under Phek.

Meanwhile, medical superintendent, Phek informed that there was one ventilator while one was under procurement. NGOs under Phek district requested officials present to honestly specify the availabilities and non- availabilities of the equipments required to cater the needs of the present pandemic so as to work hand in hand and bring about solution in the event of non-availability.

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