Kohima DTF prepares for Covid third wave
Dimapur, Jan. 13 (EMN): In view of the surge in Covid cases in several parts of the country, Kohima district task force (DTF) on Covid-19 has discussed the current situation and preparedness for the third wave.
The issues were discussed during a meeting held under the chairmanship of the deputy commissioner, Gregory Thejawelie, in his office’s conference hall in Kohima on January 12.
A DIPR report stated that the DTF, with the past two wave experiences, was well prepared with facilities setup at NHAK, Covid care centres, testing centers and other medical centres for any eventualities. The DTF also decided to take up activities for preventive measures in the district.
On the agenda of social health responsibility, CMO of Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu Theyo informed that the omicron variant has very high transmissibility where patients with co-morbidities could be easily infected. She, therefore, stressed on the importance of finding out the number of co-morbidities among the community.
In this regard, DTF has decided to hold a meeting with all the wards and panchayats in order to tackle the situation in a more effective manner.
DIO Kohima Dr. Rupert Peseyie highlighted on the district Covid vaccination status including the rolled out vaccination for the age group of 15-18 years till date. He informed that special sessions on request for schools and colleges would be taken up.
He also informed that precautionary dose or booster dose for the frontline/ healthcare workers and 60+ with co-morbidities, who have completed 9 months or 39 weeks after taking the second dose, would be taken up in due course of time.
Meanwhile, Dr. Shiela Longkumer, WHO surveillance medical officer, also shared on the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) with its goal to achieve maximum coverage scheduled on January 23 followed with two days of house to house visit.
She also informed on Mission Indradhanush programme for three months starting from February 7, March 7 and April 4 to ensure the increase of immunisation coverage in the district.