KOHIMA, JANUARY 14 (MExN): The Kohima District Task Force (DTF) on COVID-19 has decided to close down the quarantine centres at K Badze, ATI and IG Stadium for returnees, BRTF and BSF. This was taken based on the new SOPs issued by the State Government, informed a report from the DIPR.
The K Badze centre will, however, be continued to be used by the Health Department for quarantining medical staff on COVID-19 duty. The meeting also decided to continue operating the Meriema COVID Care Centre (CCC) with the medical teams in place.
On the agenda of withdrawal of security personnel and volunteers from the Quarantine Centres, the meeting decided for rational deployment of security personnel and volunteers to be continued at Meriema CCC.
Kohima Chief Medical Officer, Dr Vezokholu during the meeting revealed that since the second week of December 2020, no returnees have reported at Quarantine Centres in Kohima.
She stated that returnees have opted for paid quarantine or home Isolation. However some blocks at K Badze are still being occupied by the paramilitary forces. She also informed that no COVID positive patient has been admitted in Meriema COVID Care Centre (CCC) for the last three days.
There are twenty-five active cases in the district at present, out of which three have been admitted in NHAK and the rest are in home isolation, the CMO added.
On withdrawal of security and medical personnel from the Inter-State Check Gates, Khuzama relating to COVID duty, the meeting decided to refer the matter to the State High Power Committee on COVID-19 for necessary direction to the DTF.
With regard to shifting of Triage OPD from the TT Stadium, the meeting decided to survey an alternative site for operation of the same. The ADC and CMO were entrusted to take up the matter.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Kohima Mohammed Ali Shihab A in present of Minister in-charge of Kohima district on COVID 19, Minister for PWD (Housing & Mechanical), Tongpang Ozukum and Advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire in DC's Conference Hall Kohima on January 13.