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ZPOD appeals for more medical staff in Peren

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/27/2020 10:20:24 AM IST

Drawing attention to the alarming rise of COVID-19 positive cases in Peren district, the Zeliang People’s Organization Dimapur (ZPOD) during an emergency meeting called for various measures and appeal to government. 

A press release from ZPOD president Heikim Meru and general secretary, Kedinlung Newmai stated that meeting discussed on the lack of preparedness by concerned authority in accommodating the returnees, with Peren district having the highest numbers of returnees. With limited accommodations and toilets, the ZPOD suggested that many government buildings lying vacant can house the returnees to avoid further congestion and rise of the disease. 

Zeliang People’s Organization Dimapur also pointed out that no separate rooms have been provided to those who have undergone swab test and awaiting results, whereby the Zeliang People’s Organization Dimapur  expressed apprehension that the swab test results might become unreliable when the tested ones are continued to be exposed to any person who might be COVID-19 positive and yet to be tested. 

Zeliang People’s Organization Dimapur  therefore requested for immediate separation of those returnees awaiting their results to be accommodated in separate rooms and avail them with separate toilets. It further asked that full medical test report be given mandatorily to maintain credibility of the test results.

Zeliang People’s Organization Dimapur further appealed the government to immediately assign more medical staff to assist those currently deployed, while also demanding the government to provide up-to date medical equipments on priority. 

While appealing returnees to be patient and to continue maintaining discipline, the Zeliang People’s Organization Dimapur also appealed the concerned authority to identify and punish returnees creating problem and defying the guidelines set by the District Task Force as per the law. 


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