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DPDB and DTF meetings held

DPDB and DTF meetings held
(L) Minister V. Kashiho Sangtam presiding at the DPDB meeting held on August 18. (DIPR) (R) DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier chairing the DTF on COVID-19 meeting held on August 17. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/18/2020 12:58:46 PM IST

Kiphire District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting was held on  August 18 at DC conference hall Kiphire under the chairmanship of deputy commissioner & vice chairman DPDB Kiphire, Abhinav Shivam.

According to DIPR report, deputy commissioner & vice chairman DPDB informed about the detection of one positive COVID-19 through TrueNat but asked public not to panic but to follow the guidelines. He informed that for more confirmation, sample has been further send to BSL- lab.

Chairman DPDB & minister Soil & Water Conservation, Geology & Mining, V. Kashiho Sangtam thanked all the frontline workers and the district administration, civil societies for their tireless work at this time of crisis. He also urged all the HoDs in the district to be more sincere in their work especially at this time of hardships. He also urged upon all not to discriminate each other or create fear but to assist one another. He also requested the Medical department to keep detailed record about the returnees. Lisethrong 11 ward president in a short speech requested all the officers to do good work for the Kiphire district. 

Peren DTF meeting: Peren District Task Force (DTF) on COVID-19 meeting was held on August 17 at deputy commissioner’s chamber, Peren under the chairmanship of DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier who is also the DTF chairman.

According to DIPR report, after deliberation the following points were resolved: Concerning the ongoing total restriction of inter-district movements for 2 weeks from August 6 to 19, after much deliberation the house decided to continue regulation of movements for another one week, from August 20 to 26 with exemption of the following categories: Patients referred for treatment outside the district by a competent authority; Transportation of essential commodities; Government servants or agency on duty; Transportation of Central and State construction workers and materials; Agriculture products and individuals handling transportations; All other categories exempted as per Nagaland government SOP.

However, unnecessary public movement will continue to be restricted as per government order till further notification. For individuals who need COVID-19 testing but not in the ambit of tree testing, paid testing provision will be provided depending on the availability of sample testing kits. For which an amount of Rs. 1500/- per test will be charged. As sampling of AR personnel in huge number is becoming problematic with shortage of testing kits from the supply source, the DTF members has decided to appraise higher authority for remedial.

DC Peren has also informed the house that the next DTF meeting is scheduled to be held on August 24, 12 noon as usually conducted every Monday unless rescheduled.

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