Tuensang, June 11 (MExN): A community managed COVID Care Centre (CCC) was launched in Tuensang on June 11. The 100-bedded care facility was launched as positive cases are increasing and along with it, the need to isolate positive cases and stop community spread, Deputy Commissioner Kumar Ramnikant said during the launch.
The CCC was launched by the Tuensang District Task Force in collaboration with Eleutheros Christian Society (ECS), Chang Baptist Lashong Thangyen (CBLT), tribal heads, the Pastors Union, Police, Chamber of Commerce, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Superintendent, Ward Union, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and all the key stake holders, a press release informed.
On the occasion, DC Ramnikant stated that testing has been increased in the district in order to detect positive cases before they become fatal. On the launch day itself, around 45 patients—fresh cases and those who did not have facilities for home isolation, were admitted to the CCC.
Rev Achu concluded the meeting with a dedicatory prayer and thanked all stakeholders for the show of solidarity.
The release stated that many key funders of ECS; the APF, FES, Act Grant, NFI and many others were of great support and well-wishers of the CBLT from Korea and the USA also supported in cash and kind. President of Tuensang Village Citizens Union Kaimang Chang also donated Rs 50,000 for the CCC on behalf of the union, it added.