Review meeting held by Kohima District Task Force

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/12/2020 9:10:38 AM IST

Kohima district task force (DTF) for COVID-19 held its review meeting on Novel Corona virus (COVID-19) in the deputy commissioner office chamber, Kohima on March 12, under the chairmanship of DC Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie.

According to DIPR report, DC Kohima updated the status of surveillance of COVID-19 under Kohima district from January 28 till date and also the details of Naga, domestic and foreign travellers with travel history to the affected countries, who have been in Kohima. 

He informed that as per the directive, the district surveillance team has been closely monitoring the travellers as per the report where the travellers have been advised for 14 days home isolation and observation for 28 days, which majority of them have completed with no suspected or confirmed cases reported till date. 

However in view of the sudden spike in number of cases and deaths from the affected countries, the meeting held a lengthy discussion on various issues pertaining to the preparedness level and present scarcity of surgical masks and hand sanitizer in the district. 

Meeting has therefore decided to take up the following steps for preparedness: to reiterate on the restriction of domestic and foreign tourists in the district to the higher level; concerned departments to facilitate the identified isolation wards with minimum required facilities; concerned department to take up the issue of scarcity of surgical masks and hand sanitizer with the concerned agencies for price regulation; to inspect the identified hospitals for isolation ward, which include Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), Chedema Ayush Hospital, Jakhama Hospital and TB Hospital Khuzama and check the availability of basic requirement facilities put in place and also to create more awareness on the advisory of ministry of Health and Family Welfare and WHO on hand hygiene and others through hoardings and All India Radio Kohima besides other print and electronic media.

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