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WDTF COVID-19 review meeting on vaccination

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 12/9/2020 12:05:39 PM IST

On detection of five positive cases of COVID-19 positive cases in the district, the Wokha District Task Force (WDTF) held a review meeting at deputy commissioner conference hall on December 8, chaired by DC & chairman WDTF for COVID-19, Orenthung Lotha.

According to DIPR report, addressing the DTF members, Orenthung Lotha said that Wokha was a green zone for some time but now contact tracing process has to be activated in order to avoid any surge in positive cases. Chief medical officer Wokha Dr. C.W.Tungoe briefed the DTF members on the COVID-19 status in the district. He also informed that the surveillance team was doing their part in contact tracing. District Hospital Wokha pathologist Dr. Nzanthung stated that both Truenat and Rapid Antigent Test were available in the district for suspected cases. DC further noted on the increasing number of social events such as weddings in Wokha town during the past few weeks. Organisers of such social events have to inform the district administration beforehand with a list of all the attendees and follow the COVID-19 guidelines, he added. Dr. Mhonchan Kithan, quarantine officer Wokha informed that registration of returnees was still going on at Wokha town hall and so far none of the persons advised for home quarantine have any symptoms.
Wokha District Task Force (DTF) for COVID-19 vaccination, routine immunization and IPPI 2020 held a meeting at DC conference hall on December 8, with DC Wokha and chairman DTF, Orenthung Lotha as chairperson. District planning officer (DPO), RCH/VIP member secretary DTFI, Wokha, Dr. Khelito Zhimomi, said that in order to carry out COVID-19 vaccination campaign successfully, proper enumeration of beneficiaries list was essential and for this, districts have started collecting the bio-data of HCWs, facility sites, logistics for vaccine storage equipments. On national immunization (IPPI) day for Polio, she said IPPI is to be held on January 17, 2021 and for this a micro planning has been initiated and all children in the age group of 0-5 years will be administered oral polio vaccine. She said that the target for the district is 11,337 and will be set up 200 hundred vaccination booths. 
She has urged all the stake holders to create awareness and all the line departments to assist for successful campaign. On routine immunization (RI) she stated that a very accurate head count of beneficiaries 0-2 years was needed, along with COVID-19 head count RI micro plan has been initiated.

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