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COVID-19 pandemic: Activities and meetings

COVID-19 pandemic: Activities and meetings
SMO, Aghunato CHC, Dr. Heroto during the sensitisation programme on COVID-19 vaccination at Thokihimi Village.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/10/2021 1:19:08 PM IST

Various task forces for COVID-19 across the state have been conducting meetings in order to discuss preparedness level at their respective districts and villages. Sensitisation programmes are also being held in order to create awareness on COVID vaccination, for communities to come forward without any hesitation. 

Kohima DTF virtual meeting: Kohima DTF on COVID-19 conducted a virtual meeting under the chairmanship of DC and DTF chairman, Gregory Thejawelie, on Thursday.

According to DIPR report, minister-in-charge for Kohima district, minister PWD (housing and mechanical), Tongpang Ozukum along with state nodal officer for Kohima district & secretary PHED, Kesonyü Yhome, CMO Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu Theyo; MS NHAK, Dr. Sentimeren Aonok and DTF members attended the meeting.

During the meeting, on the request letter submitted by Kohima Hotel and Restaurant Union (KHRU), DTF decided to allow for takeaway services, however 50% of in-house dining was not recommended for the time being.

It also took up the issue on shortage of medical doctor in Tseminyu sub-division and decided to take up the matter in consultation with NHAK and CMO. 

With regard to oxygen availability in the district, DTF decided that nominated district level nodal officer would take care of all oxygen related issues and ensure oxygen consumption, stock availability and to project oxygen requirement in the next 30 days.  

Dr. Sentimeren gave an update on the oxygen at NHAK and informed that its generation plan had started and the central pipeline oxygen has been supplied to patients admitted in ICU and at COVID ward.

DC informed that the medical team has been ramping up vaccination drive across the district with 42 Covid vaccination centres from Monday to Friday and outreach session covering all the villages.

It would also start in urban area from June 11 by CMO team and vaccination team reaching all eligible beneficiaries, DC said. He also informed that CCCs have been set up at Botsa, Sechü Zubza and other blocks have also been identified and that efforts were underway to assist with basic requirements to ensure 20 to 30 bedded functional at the earliest. 

MS NHAK, Dr. Sentimeren Aonok gave an update on Covid status at NHAK, where he informed that in the last one or two week, the number of asymptomatic cases has been gradually declining.

He also informed that currently 14 patients with mild symptomatic were admitted in Covid ward and six in ICU.

Dr. Sentimeren informed that from their observation and clinical studies, all the patients admitted in ICU and deaths taken place were non vaccinated patients.

Some positive patients coming with co-morbidity but vaccinated were found with mild symptoms who recovered faster than expected.

On the ongoing vaccination drive, DIO Dr. Rupert informed that 200 slots would be opened every day for urban areas from Monday to Friday starting next week, where online would be opened for 3,000 slots on Sunday at 9 a.m. He further informed that outreach session in urban areas and blocks would continue with onsite registration.

Coordination meeting at Changtongya: A coordination meeting was held at Dobashi customary court, Changtongya on June 9.

The meeting was chaired by SDO (C) Changtongya, Rorheu Peseyie where he called upon all to take up the responsibility at their respective jurisdiction in the fight against COVID-19.

He also directed the villages under the sub-division to set up village task force for COVID-19. The new SOP on COVID-19 containment and management in the rural and Peri-urban areas were deliberated and highlighted by SMO, CHC Changtongya, Dr. Imtijunshi Aier and MO, CHC Changtongya, Dr. Among.

Sensitisation programme at Dzulhami: In order to vaccinate maximum number of beneficiaries in all the blocks, awareness campaign and sensitisation programme was held at PHC Dzulhami, Phek on June 9 with Church leaders, village councils, student leaders and women organisation.

According to MO Dzulhami, Dr. Kevisevolie Sekhose, no COVID-19 positive cases have been detected at Dzulhami block so far.

With the efforts of frontline workers and public leaders, nearly 400 people have been vaccinated but there were some who were still hesitant to take the jab.

Meanwhile, another round of dead body management training was also conducted by the administration and medical team at community hall, Chozuba for VDMA and volunteers headed by MO Chetheba, Dr. Zaheveyi and demonstrated by the SDRF team. Cowin app portal registration was also demonstrated.

Vaccination drive at Thokihimi village: Amidst the rumors and scepticism on COVID-19 vaccination, the GBs of Thokihimi village, Aghunato block, Zunheboto under the initiative of Thokihimi village GB, Kakheto organised a mass vaccination camp along with Aghunato CHC staff on Thursday at Thokihimi village where 93 beneficiaries including a 97 years old lady was vaccinated. 

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