Kohima DTF dwells on lockdown benefits

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/7/2020 10:05:51 AM IST

Kohima District Task Force (DTF) on COVID-19 dwelled on benefits of the 14-day lockdown within the Kohima municipal area under Kohima Sadar jurisdiction from July 25 to August 7 during its meeting held at DC’s office chamber, Kohima on August 7. According to DIPR report, the meeting was chaired by DC and Chairman Kohima DTF, Gregory Thejawelie and attended by legislator in-charge of Kohima district, advisor Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire and other DTF members.

Evaluating the positive aspects of the two weeks total lockdown in the district, the DTF felt that the lockdown period has facilitated the medical team in contact tracing and surveillance activities, which enabled them to handle the tasks in more efficient and better manner though number of opinions and observations in support as well as in against of total lockdown were made by various sections.

Briefing the members on the advantages of lockdown, CMO Dr. Vezokholu said that during this lockdown period, shifting of positive cases to Covid Hospital/Care Centre, shifting of persons to sample collection site and sealing of the epicentre areas were made much easier as most of the positive cases were reported from outside the Quarantine Centres (QC).

MS NHAK, Dr. Visasieü also pointed out that most of the primary and secondary contacts of NLA and Chief Minister’s bungalow were traced, tested and isolated. Chain of local transmission among the public was reduced and more awareness is being created on compliance of the precautionary measures, she added.

The DTF also took up issues in regard to setting up of TrueNat Machine in sub-divisions under Kohima district and decided to propose for installation of TrueNat Machine in all four blocks i.e. Tseminyu, Chiephobozou, Sechü Zubza and T.B. Hospital to the government. 

On paid facility to be implemented at K. Badze QC from August 10 as per the August 4 SOP, the DTF has decided to fixed Rs. 300/-  (per day for lunch and dinner) to be charged to all the returnees/travellers who are at the quarantine facility w.e.f. August 10. 


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