As cases rise, Dimapur looks for additional COVID Care Centres

Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi addressing the meeting at DC Conference hall on July 12. (DIPR Photo)
Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi addressing the meeting at DC Conference hall on July 12. (DIPR Photo)

Dimapur, July 12 (MExN): The need to identify additional COVID Care Centres in Dimapur district was highlighted on Sunday as the District Administration, Medical Department and paramilitary forces in held a meeting in view of the increase in COVID-19 cases.


According to updates from the DIPR, during the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi stressed on the importance of the district administration, Medical Department and Paramilitary Forces to work together for fighting  and containing the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dimapur Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Tiasunep Pongener informed about the increase in positive cases in the paramilitary Quarantine Centres as well as cases of re-infection and urged upon all concerned to maintain discipline and follow strict protocols to ensure that more cases do not come out in the future. 


Noting that the paramilitary COVID hospitals and Dimapur COVID hospital are reaching their maximum limit, the members felt that it might not be possible to accommodate more patients.


A per the DIPR report, it was suggested that another location would have to be identified as additional COVID care centres in Dimapur district. In this regard, Ganeshnagar QC, New DC Office Complex Chümoukedima and Institute of Hotel Management, Kushiabill were suggested. The meeting further decided that the new additional COVID care centre would be jointly managed with the help of military and paramilitary.


Further, it was decided that a central collection point would be identified for collection of samples of all military and paramilitary forces in the district. It was also decided that the CMO would send a team to impart training on how to take samples and the necessary SOPs at the collection points. Further, it was agreed that CMO Dimapur would provide medium for sample collection, the DIPR reported.