Nagaland: COVID Care Center at Chumukedima activated
With the rise in the number of Covid cases, the Covid Care Center at Chumukedima has been activated, informed CMO Dimapur, Dr Mereninla during the Dimapur District Task Force (DTF) meeting on April 21.
Observing that many returnees do not report to the authority on arrival, Mereninla impressed upon the DTF members for taking strong active measures to ensure that Returnees report to the CMO office or the DTF as per Government directive.
She also said that the contact tracing team has been carrying out random testing in the market places at various locations in Dimapur.
Addressing the Dimapur District Task Force meeting, Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan lauded the support and cooperation rendered by civil societies, NGOs, churches and the District Task Force and sought their continued support to fight the second wave pandemic with collective effort.
Rajesh said, any restrictions will be inconvenient but in the overall public interest, all have to bear the minor inconveniences to avoid a total lockdown scenario.
Commissioner of Police, Dimapur Rothihu Tetseo, urged upon everyone to take responsibility for the successful implementation of restrictions.
Medical Superintendent District Hospital Dimapur, informed that, unlike the previous time, out of 100 beds, 50 beds are dedicated for COVID cases and the remaining 50 beds are dedicated for non-Covid cases.
He also informed that the hospital has enough oxygen cylinders and lifesaving medicines. Presently 14 Covid patients are admitted in the District hospital, out of which one patient has been discharged on request, he said.
District Immunization Officer, Dr Rebecca, while highlighting the Covid vaccination status of Dimapur District, informed that as of April 20, a total of 35,731 beneficiaries have been registered, a total of 46,787 doses administered in session sites where 598 sessions have been conducted.
She further observed an increase of beneficiaries turning up in the Covid vaccination centres informing that 2,722 beneficiaries turned up on Wednesday.
Dr Rebecca informed that presently 4,790 doses are available in the district and for which session sites would be conducted only till April 22.
“We are in constant touch with the state so that the district doesn’t fall short of vaccines,” she maintained.
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