Kohima DTF ON COVID-19 prepares for conduct of bye-election 2020

KOHIMA | Publish Date: 10/30/2020 12:35:03 PM IST

 In view of the upcoming bye-election to the 14 Southern Angami-I ST Assembly Constituency, the Kohima District Task Force on COVID-19 held an emergency meeting for the safe conduct of the by-election. The meeting was chaired by deputy commissioner and Chairman DTF Kohima, Mohammed Ali Shihab A in his office chamber on October 29. 

According to a DIPR report, the DC who chaired the meeting appreciated the tireless efforts of DTF members, especially the medical teams, in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. He also  encouraged every members to continue to collectively  contain spread of infection in the district. 
Calling upon members to focus on election related activities and perform respective roles as per the ECI guidelines, he urged them to be prepared with the post-election plan.  The meeting also deliberated on the new challenges posed by the surge in COVID positive cases in the district whereby CMO Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu apprised members on the current status of positive cases reported from the block levels besides the town. She also pointed out that strategic planning for medical teams from the blocks engaged in taking care of quarantine centres till date, needs to be worked out to enable them to resume their works in their respective assigned blocks for early detection of the infection. DSO Kohima, Dr. Aseno  said that considering the spike of positive cases outside the quarantine centres,  the department has accorded priority for early testing and early detection to contain spread of infection in the district.
On the conduct of safe election in the district, ADC Kohima Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa said various activities relating to election process have being conducted till date as per the ECI guidelines and while maintaining all the safety protocols. 
She further revealed that postal ballots from senior citizens, people with disabilities and positive persons under the constituency were collected by the election officials on October 28 and 29. The ADC informed of more sensitization and awareness on precautionary measures and safety protocols along with sensitization of polling stations and other measures to be carried out before the day of the poll.
Dy. CMO Kohima, Dr. Rupert Peseyie and Drug Inspector Kohima, Ethungbemo Ezung also shared on the set up of medical teams put in place in each villages under the constituency. The sector health regulators along with medical teams in collaboration with COVID Committee of each villages and Village Council Chairman under the supervision of sector officers on monitoring safety protocols also carried out election related activities under the constituency till date. 

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