Dimapur, July 20 (MExN): With the agenda to deliberate on matters pertaining to COVID-19 pandemic in Dimapur District, the Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur Anoop Kinchi, IAS convened a meeting of the Dimapur District Task Force (DDTF) members on July 20.
TrueNat test in pvt hospitals suggested
During the meeting, according to a DIPR report, the members recommended to the higher authority for TrueNat testing in all private hospitals and also for antigen tests to at least the high risk group of people.
Contact tracing ongoing
The DC Dimapur while informing that medical workers were working for contact tracing to avoid community transmission, appealed to the citizens to always follow the guidelines to stay away from the virus.
Shop timing to remain from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
The meeting reiterated that shop timing will continue from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and appealed to shopkeepers as well as shoppers to adhere to the lockdown guidelines. It also cautioned that shopkeepers and public who do not wear masks will continue to be penalised and “defaulters who repeatedly flaunt the guidelines would be taken more stringent action.”
Make washable cotton masks
Expressing concern about poor section of the society, who could not effort to buy disposable masks daily, the meeting decided for manufacturing washable cotton masks in collaboration with women group, police and civil societies to be distributed free of cost.
Proper disposal of medical waste
In the meeting, the DC emphasised on the need for proper disposal of medical waste generated at home so as to avoid spread of COVID-19 and for which DMC has been entrusted for devising a special mechanism.
Create more awareness
Deputy CMO, Dr Antoly reminded that it was the responsibility of one and all and the colony or village elders for creating more awareness and to follow up the Programmes. She also felt that we need to adapt to the situation and change our lifestyle by maintaining social distance, wearing masks and following hand hygiene besides being vigilant.
Extensive community training needed
In the meeting, members including Director CIHSR Dr Sedevi, DCCI official Shikuto Achumi and several others felt the need for continuing extensive community training for creating social awareness. The meeting decided that the training programmes conducted in collaboration with CIHSR would continue and announcements through PA system will also be intensified covering the colonies and villages. The meeting was attended by CP Dimapur, DMC administrator and other members of DTF Dimapur.