DC cautions DTF against complacency
Dimapur, May 18 (EMN): With negligible cases of Covid-19 reported in Dimapur district lately, the deputy commissioner of Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, has cautioned the members of district task force (DTF) for Covid-19 against complacency but to remain prepared as Covid cases are increasing in other parts of the country.
Rajesh stated this during a joint meeting of DTF for Covid-19 and DTF for Covid-19 vaccination held in his office conference on Wednesday. The meeting was called to discuss the status of Covid-19 in the district, a DIPR report stated.
With regard to Covid-19 vaccination, the DC informed that Dimapur district recorded the highest in vaccination. He stated that the central team has appreciated and expressed satisfaction during their visit to Dimapur in April. DC also informed that the central team has appreciated the public in following Covid-19 appropriate behaviours and support extended by NGOs and civil societies to the DTF and vaccination team.
With regard to the routine immunisation, he advised the vaccination team to keep track of the routine immunisation.
In the meeting, the need for common bio-medical waste management facilities at Dimapur was raised by Dr. Clement from Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research. In response, the DC has asked the DMC for initiating the proposal in coordination with CMO Dimapur.
During the meeting, the chief medical officer (CMO) of Dimapur has highlighted the scenario of current situation and comparative study of Covid-19 situation in the district.
Meanwhile, the district immunisation officer, Dr. Rebecca, has highlighted the Covid-19 vaccination status of healthcare workers, frontline workers, senior citizens and the different age groups till May 15, 2022.
She explained that for the age group from 12 to 14 years, CorBEvax is available in 20 dose vials. She added that to avoid vaccine shortage, the government has been administering the vaccine to the children in the schools, both government and private. She further stated that the team had visited 90 schools so far for conducting session sites for the 12 to 14 age group.
The meeting was attended by ACP Dimapur, administrative officers and Dimapur DTF members.