Peren DTF meeting deliberates on paid QCs

Peren DTF meeting deliberates on paid QCs
DC Peren (Left) chairing the DTF meeting held on August 3 at DC conference hall, Peren. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/4/2020 1:48:07 PM IST

Peren District Task Force (DTF) on COVID-19 meeting was held on August 3 at conference hall, Peren under the chairmanship of DC Peren-cum-DTF chairman, Sentiwapang Aier.

According to DIPR report, a briefing on COVID-19 in the district was presented by DSO Peren, Dr. Hedungkeibe, who notified the house that only 35 inmates were presently lodged, out of which 18 were positive. He also highlighted the issues of lodging for frontline workers, paid testing and shifting of Heningkunglwa check gate to Punglwa. House decided that Centre Point Hotel at Jalukie which can accommodate 30 persons would be used as quarantine facility for health workers and arrangement would be made by DSO. Hotel Holiday Inn, Peren town and home stay would be discontinued and Aine Nursing Home at Jalukie would be continued as non-COVID hospital till further discussions.

Meanwhile, regarding inter-district movement, the board decided that: inter district travel would be restricted from August 6; All commercial vehicles carrying passengers to be stopped and selected vehicles as approved by the respective block ADCs for carrying goods shall only be allowed; Administration to issue an order for the government employees where 50% strength in all offices to be manned by personnel stationed within the district only; Movement of government staff to be restricted; for random travellers, option to be provided to either enter the district where they have to get mandatorily paid COVID testing and quarantine for seven days with paid food or to go back and return after 14 days; Travel to other districts or inter district via Poilwa to be totally restricted; Travellers entering the district on foot shall either be kept in police quarantine or paid quarantine.

Board members decided to instruct sanitizing team to sanitize all schools before handing over after quarantine facility use has ended. 

Taking note of a large area under Ngwalwa circle which was not covered, the house resolved to temporarily shift Heningkunglwa check gate to Punglwa for a period of 14 days from August 6 with logistics to be arranged by the Punglwa village council. In-charge are EAC, Rumbemo Kithan EAC, Dr. Hedungkiebe and NZPO president, Kevipelie Iheilung.

On paid COVID testing, DTF members decided that it would be conducted at a nominal charge of Rs.1500/- for those who do not come under the criteria for free testing like, visitors randomly entering the district in the coming fortnight from August 6.

DC Peren delivered vote of thanks and further reminded members that the next DTF meeting would be conducted on August 10. Nagaland Zeliang People’s Organization (NZPO) president, Kevipelie Iheilung and general secretary, Kingudi Joseph also attended the meeting.

Peren DC informs on inter-district movement: DC Peren also issued an order on inter-district movement as decided in the DTF meeting on August 3 with a view of the significant increase of COVID-19 positive cases in the state.

DC issued the following directives to regulate the movement of people and vehicles in the interest of public health and safety and to minimize the risk of possible local/community transmission in the district for a period of 2 weeks with immediate effect from August 6; All inbound travellers/ returnee will be permitted to enter the district only through the existing check gate at Mhainamtsi & Heningkunglwa; All unauthorized travellers entering the district will be mandatorily quarantined and tested as per the medical protocol on payment; movement of public and vehicles in & out of the district shall be strictly prohibited except on medical/official emergencies with necessary permit from the concerned authorities from respective sub-division; inter district movement of commercial passengers vehicles shall remain barred except vehicles carrying goods from Dimapur. All concerned administrative officers shall come up with operational modalities as per the requirement.

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