Kohima DTF prepares to contain COVID spread

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/26/2020 10:03:37 AM IST

Against the backdrop of an employee of NHAK (COVID-19 Hospital) testing COVID-19 positive, Kohima District Task Force held a meeting Friday at Deputy Commissioner (DC) Office Chamber and discussed measures to contain COVID-19 spread.

According to DIPR report, DC Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie informed that after NHAK employee, a resident of Upper PWD, was tested positive, the Incident Response System (IRS) was activated earmarking the containment zone of that particular area/colony as laid in the guidelines by the District Administration and Police personnel. He said the surveillance team and Rapid Response Team (RRT) carried out the contact tracing while the medical team were placed inside the containment zone to be stationed for further necessary functional tasks. 

DC said police personnel were placed at the entry and exit gates for further security and safety measures. During the meeting, the members also decided to ensure flow of essential commodities by the KMC to the Containment zone, to work out mechanism for sanitization of essential commodities vehicles, ambulance and police vehicles and also to place thermal screening at the entry and exit gates.  The members also decided that CMO Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu would tie up with the colony chairman for youth volunteers in assisting the medical team and others wherever necessary.

CMO also informed the house that the main objective of the medical team led by one medical officer and staff along with Anganwadi and helpers will be working at the containment zone to stop transmission, morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19. The house also recommended for release of returnees from Kohima, Kiphire and Tuensang as submitted by the concerned Medical Officers of Quarantine Centres at Kohima to the chief secretary for further necessary action.

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