Dmu DTF outsources production of masks

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/20/2020 9:59:11 AM IST

Deputy commissioner Dimapur Anoop Khinchi convened a meeting of the Dimapur District Task Force (DTF) members on July 20, and deliberated on matters pertaining to COVID-19 pandemic in Dimapur district.

According to DIPR report, expressing concern about poor section of the society, who could not afford to buy disposable mask daily, the meeting decided for manufacturing washable cotton mask in collaboration with women group, police and civil societies to be distributed free of cost. 

In the meeting, Anoop Kinchi emphasised on the need for proper disposal of medical waste generated at home so as to avoid spread of COVID-19 and for which DMC has been entrusted for devising a special mechanism The members also recommended to the higher authority for TrueNat testing in all private hospitals and also for antigen tests to at least the high risk group of people.

DC Dimapur while informing that doctors were working for contact tracing  to avoid community transmission, further appealed the citizens to always follow the guidelines to stay away from the virus.

Meeting further decided that shop timing would continue from 9 a.m to 2 p.m and appealed to the shopkeepers as well as the shoppers to adhere to the lockdown guidelines. It also cautioned that shopkeepers and public who do not wear mask would continue to be penalised and stringent action initiated against defaulters repeatedly flaunting the guidelines.

Deputy CMO, Dr. Antoly reminded that it was the responsibility of one and all and the colony/village elders for creating more awareness and to follow up the programmes. She also felt the need to adapt to the situation and change one’s lifestyle by maintaining social distancing, wearing mask and following hand hygiene besides being vigilant.

In the meeting, members including director CISHR Dr Sedevi, DCCI official Shikuto Achumi and several others felt the need for continuing extensive community training for creating social awareness. Meeting also decided that training programmes conducted in collaboration with CISHR would continue and announcements through PA system will also be intensified covering the colonies and villages. 

The meeting was attended by CP Dimapur, DMC administrator and all other members of DTF Dimapur.

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