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KSC joins hand to fight pandemic COVID-19

KSC joins hand to fight pandemic COVID-19
Dr. Neikiesalie Kire along with KSCDL, NHAK officials and others during handing over of ambulances in Kohima. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, MAR 30 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/30/2020 10:20:15 AM IST

Kohima Smart City (KSC) handed over two smart ambulances to the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) for use during possible COVID-19 outbreak at KMC office complex Kohima on Monday. 

Advisor of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie (Nicky) Kire handed over the ambulances to MD, NHAK, Dr. Thorhusie Katiry in the presence of principal & secretary Health and Family Welfare I. Himato Zhimomi. 

Nicky Kire in his short address said this was the right time for the high tech ambulance to carry around the patients should there be cases of the pandemic virus outbreak in the state. He called it a blessing in disguise as the ambulance will be utilized fully in case of pandemic breakout.

MD NHAK Dr. Thorhusie Katiry said the high tech ambulance was the need of the hour and appreciated the Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL). Despite no positive COVID-19 cases in Nagaland, he said the hospital was working day and night to make the best preparation for possible virus outbreak, due to social and droplet infection. He added the ambulance will give confidence to the driver and also the patient. 

CEO, KSCDL and Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) administrator Kovi Meyase said the KSCDL has commissioned the city’s new paramedic vehicles (smart ambulance) to be functional to the citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the globe. He believed the hospital will make the best use of the ambulance towards the citizens during hour of need. 

It may be mentioned that the KSCDL under citizens’ health provision of smart city scheme have procured two smart ambulances for the city and is under the procedural formalities to make it operational. However in view of the urgency of preparedness and requisite facilities shortage faced by the state government to fight against Covid-19 pandemic, the ambulance will be utilized under the direction of the MD NHAK till such time situation normalises. The ambulances will be GPS monitored by the KSCDL.  

The ambulances are equipped with oxygen cylinders, ventilator, ECG suction, food suction, monitor laryngoscope, 5 KVA online UPS, portable stretcher, surgical disposal, syringe pump, defibrillator and AC built in. The competent authority to which the ambulances were handed to shall take responsibility to keep the ambulance safe, sanitized, disinfected and in running condition while under its possession and shall return back to KSCDL in serviceable condition with all the features intact, once COVID-19 pandemic situation is brought under control. 


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