Kohima DTF decides to continue Bethel Kitchen

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/14/2020 1:40:31 PM IST

As per request made by the para military forces for their leave returnees to be accommodated at the quarantine centres, the Kohima District Task Force (DTF) decided that block 21 to 24 have been earmarked for them at K. Badze quarantine centre. 

According to DIPR report, this was decided at the Kohima DTF meeting held under the chairmanship of deputy commissioner Kohima Gregory Thejawelie in his office chamber on July 13. Legislators in-charge of Kohima district minister of Housing & Mechanical (PWD), Tongpang Ozukum and advisor of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire attended the meeting.

The meeting also discussed on the request for exit plan of Bethel Kitchen as submitted by the food committee, whereupon the DTF led by the in-charge legislators, DC and chairman DTF and its members extended their appreciation to the committee led by additional deputy commissioner HQ & convenor food committee, Limanenla for their commendable job in managing the kitchen. DTF however felt that at this juncture it will not be applicable to replace the committee members or the people involved in the kitchen. It has therefore requested the committee and all the police personnel involved in managing the kitchen to further continue their services till July 31. Meeting also reiterated on the honorarium to be given to the police personnel and drivers who were engaged in managing the Bethel Kitchen as decided earlier by the empowered group.

On the issue of quarantine facility centres in the district, the DTF discussed for maintaining only one quarantine centre and to how to address the system once the proposed paid facility centre is implemented.

On the ongoing containment zones at Daklane, Jotsoma, Keziekie and AG Upper Colony, the chairman informed that active surveillance was on for early detection and also to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19 infection in all the respective areas and lauded the medical team for their efforts in this tasks. CMO Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu also informed that the containment zones were for a period of 28 days, including 14 days of home quarantine, during which house to house surveillance as per SOP, thermal screening for influenza, fever, cough, diarrhoea and other suspected cases would be carried out by the medical teams in all the areas for onward submission of the report to the health agency.

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