Dimapur gears up to combat Covid-19
Dimapur, March 17(EMN): Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Dimapur, Anoop Kinchi has directed the district Medical department to activate its control room by March 18 and has expressed the need to set up training and awareness cells.
Kinchi stated this during a meeting convened on March 17 with members of the Dimapur district task force (DTF) to deliberate on the steps that can be taken with regard to Covid-19, a DIPR report stated on Tuesday. Members of Dimapur DTF including army, police, CISF and others attended the meeting held in the conference hall of DC, Dimapur, on March 17.
During the meeting, it was decided that helpline desks would be set up and screenings would take place at Dimapur railway station and different check gates under Dimapur district, it informed. The DC has also appealed to the GBs and NGOs to spread information in their respective colonies through public announcement, distributing pamphlets or talking to people and telling them not to panic but to take the necessary preventive measures. He also emphasised on the need for proper disposal of medical waste and to make people aware on how to dispose off used masks.
Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo informed that the cyber cell was taking care of any false information that is being spread about Covid- 19 in the social media forums.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dimapur, Dr. Antoly further appealed to the people not to panic, stating that the department was well prepared in Dimapur as well as the whole state. “If immune system is strong it will cure by itself so no need to panic so much. Just maintain social distance, avoid crowds, maintain one-meter distance from each other, maintain personal hygiene and avoid touching mouth and nose, “she advised.
Director of Dimapur Airport, Mughavi Zhimo informed that 100 percent thermal scanning of all the passengers are being done at the airport, hand sanitizers have been placed and extra cleaning is being carried out by the cleaning staff to ensure that the airport area is properly sanitised, the report added.