Kohima DTF to enforce Covid appropriate behaviour
Dimapur, April 21 (EMN): To prevent further spread of Covid-19 in the district, the Kohima district task force (DTF) on Covid-19 decided to undertake enforcement drive of wearing face masks and other Covid appropriate behaviour in all the wards and town area.
The decision to this effect was taken during its emergency meeting held on April 20 under the chairmanship of the deputy commissioner, Gregory Thejawelie, in his office’s conference hall. A DIPR report stated that the meeting was attended by special invitees from Kohima Village Council, Angami Youth Organisation and Angami Students’ Organisation besides other DTF members.
Report stated that the enforcement drive would be carried out by medical team, police, All Kohima Municipal Wards and Panchayats (AKMWP) and respective sector magistrates in coordination with the ADC of Kohima, Bhavani Sri.
The house has discussed and deliberated on various issues pertaining to the status of Covid-19 positive cases, vaccination drive, preparedness level and preventing measures in the district. The house has decided to entrust the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) to set up an intensive care unit (ICU) at Meriema Covid Care Centre. In regard to power and water supplies at the centre, it has decided to entrust the concerned department officials to take care of the issues at the earliest.
It stated that the presidents of KVC, AYO, ASU and other members also shared their area of concerns and suggestions during the meeting. It added that issues pertaining to random sampling and testing, shortage of manpower for Covid Care Centre, requirement of ambulance for transporting Covid patients, pending bills, monitoring of entry points were also taken up for discussion. Later, the members decided to highlight and pursue those related matters with the government at the earliest.
Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner has asked all his administrative officers to activate Covid task force and to strictly enforce Covid appropriate behaviour in their respective sub-divisions for prevention of the spread of Covid-19.