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‘Co-operation towards govt’s directives has kept Kiphire Covid-19 free’

By EMN Updated: Jun 17, 2020 9:30 am
Ward GBs and Chairmen attending Kiphire DTF meeting on 16.6
Kiphire ward GBs and chairmen attend a meeting with DTF members in DC’s conference hall, Kiphire on June 16. (DPRO Kiphire)

Dimapur, June 17 (EMN): Addl. SP Erie Kajire said on Tuesday that positive response and co-operation towards the government-initiated precautionary and containment measures for Covid-19 pandemic from Kiphire public has helped keep the district Covid-19 free so far. He also thanked the people and requested the elders to continue to render their support.

Kajire was speaking at the Kiphire DTF’s co-ordination meeting with GBs and ward chairmen at DPDB hall under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Sarita Yadav, on June 16, informed an update from the DIPR.

Deputy CMO Tinurenla informed that the returnees who were quarantined in Kiphire town were tested twice and released after confirmation that they were tested negative. So, “she requested the parents to accept those released / to be released without hesitation”.

The DC lauded the GBs, ward elders and civil societies for showing ‘positive gestures’ during this pandemic. She added that Kiphire people have been accepting returnees of various communities with empathy and love and she encouraged them to keep it up in being a ‘ role model’, the update informed.

In regard to persons who were tested negative after completing their stay in the institutional quarantine, the house decided that GBs and ward chairmen would take the responsibility of transporting the inmates to their respective home quarantines. Accordingly, Asuthong Tikhir was inducted as Nodal Officer for GBs and ward chairmen to liaise with DTF for people released from quarantine. They also asked the attendees to sensitise the public to refrain from fear and stigmatisation, the press release stated.

As part of measures against the pandemic, the house decided to have a mass social work in town on June 20, starting at 6 am, to clean up drainages in town and wards. In this regard, ward GBs and chairmen have been directed to ensure that the public participate. It also decided to award the best performing ward.

Restriction of free movement

In another meeting chaired by DC Sarita Yadav and held at District Planning and Development Board hall on June 13, the DTF members deliberated on inter and intra-district movement of passengers and conveyance, and decided to maintain status quo restricting free movements.

‘After a person is released from Kiphire institutional quarantines, the DTF members agreed to let the councils take responsibility in receiving their people from respective Sub-Divisions i.e., Pungro and Seyochung,’ the update from DIPR read.

The DC informed that a person is released from quarantine after attestation that he or she was negative and completed 14 days or more in the quarantine facility. She added that there should be no hesitation or lapse in receiving persons released from quarantine.

Yadav went on to inform that more than 150 returnees have been kept in Kiphire institutional quarantine facilities and that GHSS would be used if needed. The updated also informed that the district expects more than 50 more returnees from northern India.

By EMN Updated: Jun 17, 2020 9:30:57 am
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