Post Mortem

An appeal to the citizens of Dimapur during the lockdown

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 7/28/2020 1:22:38 PM IST

 As we all know that we are entering into a crucial stage in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and it is our desire that there should be low morbidity and no mortality amongst us. However, it has been observed during the past one week that mortality especially among the older age group and those with co-morbidity is increasing and the number of positive cases among the general public is also alarmingly on the rise. Our investigation and contact tracing is ongoing and our Dimapur district CMO team are collecting data on the field at any time of the day, for which we require your support and cooperation. At this stage we cannot stop the virus transmission completely, but definitely you and I can control and contain the spread to a certain extend so as to buy some time before we get a vaccine or a definitive and effective drug which may come in a few months time. It is worrying to note that most of the deaths were linked to persons involved in businesses and shops, which tell us that transmission must have occurred in the market places and shopping areas. Hence, this lockdown has been imposed at the right time so as to save us all from getting infected during shopping/marketing/loitering/roaming around etc. It may be further pointed out that all of us were very serious about wearing mask and implementing strict dos and don’ts many months before CORONA actually came to us, but after the Virus entered our state everybody seems to be so casual and reckless, which is a major concern for all of us. If this trend continues, then we are headed to a point of no return with devastating after effects and loss of many lives. Therefore, the Dimapur district CMO team appeal to one and all to be a better and responsible citizen by observing all the guidelines and measures implemented by the government agencies, municipal councils, village councils, colony councils, CBOs, FBOs, churches etc in order to save our state from any major catastrophe. 

The dos and don’ts for COVID-19 pandemic is available everywhere, so we are not repeating it again, but with our folded hands we are requesting all our citizens to follow every precautionary measure such as social distancing, wearing of mask, hand hygience, use of sanitisers, not spitting everywhere, not loitering around, no mass gathering etc. If each of us practices these simple fundamentals then it will take a long way in containing the spread and maintain a controllable state of cross-infection and transmission. 

Dr. Tiasunep Pongener (MD, AIIMS), CMO,


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