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More security personnel, officers to be deployed in Kohima quarantine centres

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By EMN Updated: May 23, 2020 11:57 pm
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District task force meeting led by Tongpang Ozukum and Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire in progress at the DC’s office in Kohima on May 22.

Dimapur, May 23 (EMN): The Kohima District Task Force (DTF) in its emergency meeting, resolved to deploy more security personnel for the safety of the people quarantined at the centres and also to appoint four officers for the centres to co-ordinate for smooth function of the management system at the centres.

The meeting led by in-charges of the district, minister for Housing and Mechanical, Tongpang Ozukum and advisor to Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire was held at the Deputy Commissioner’s office on May 22, informed an update from DIPR.

In regard to hotels to be utilised as paid quarantine centres, the house decided that medical workers will be made available on calls as and when needed, security personnel will be put in place, and other issues will be implemented as per the SOP submitted by the Chief Medical Officer’s office, Kohima.

It also decided to put forward the suggestion to the government for returnees to be put up first in the facility centres and later to the paid hotels as and when the capacity at the centres are fully accommodated for better management of the system.

Besides the management matters, unwarranted directive issued by some individuals and organisation obstructing entry of returnees into their colony or ward even after completion of the quarantine period was also discussed. In this regard, Deputy Commissioner Gregory Thejawelie informed that meeting has been convened and directives will be issued to the concerned individual or organisation.

He also informed the members that the Western Angami Public Organisation has decided to take care of their own people coming from outside the states at quarantine centres set up in their village’s jurisdiction.

Highlighting the detailed management activities taking place at the quarantine centres, CMO Dr. Vezokholu informed that nine medical teams have been formed for the quarantine centres consisting of 11 medical staff and one doctor in each team who will be stationed at the centres on rotation basis.

She informed that 1360 beds have been put in place in K Badze and 501 beds in Meriema quarantine centres while renovation is going on at JNV Navodaya with a target of more than 200 beds.

Two teams were also formed for data entry at the centres from the CMO’s office with seven members in each team, she added.

Catering inmates, working staff, cleaners and others management were also being taken care of at the centres.

She also informed that Faith Harvest Church has provided lunch to the inmates and working staff at K Badze centres for four days.

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By EMN Updated: May 23, 2020 11:57:20 pm