Officials review Covid status in districts
Dimapur, Aug. 20 (EMN): Secretary of PHE department and nodal officer for Covid-19 management, Kesonyu Yhome, held a review meeting with the Dimapur district task force in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner’s office on August 20.
Addressing the meeting, Yhome appreciated the DTF Dimapur for handling the Covid situation effectively in the district till date despite having numerous challenges. He also expressed his appreciation to all the civil societies for their contribution at various levels towards better management of Covid-19 situation in the district.
After reviewing the current status of Covid in the district which was presented by CMO, Dimapur, Yhome expressed satisfaction with regard to vaccine coverage and urged to focus on areas where vaccine coverage was still low in order to initiate appropriate steps. He further impressed upon the DTF members to ensure vaccination of all the eligible persons in the district and also effectively handle all medical needs relating to Covid-19.
The joint director of Health and Family Welfare and medical office for Dimapur, Dr. Tiasunep, stressed on the importance of information, education and communication for countering misconceptions and vaccine hesitancy amongst the public. He further requested DTF to assist the surveillance team for effective contact tracing.
Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner of Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, gave a brief report on Covid 19 management in Dimapur district. He also acknowledged the civil societies, community organisations, faith based organisations, various church bodies for creating awareness especially about vaccination and also helping the needy people during the pandemic.
In a related programme, the principal director of School Education and officer-in-charge of Zunheboto, Shanavas C, lauded the commendable contributions made by the district task force in managing to contain the spread Covid-19 virus in Zunheboto.
Shanavas stated this during a meeting with the Zunheboto district task force, administrative officers, Sumi Hoho and other leaders on August 20. Shanavas was accompanied by the deputy director of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Nitovi Shikhu.
Shanavas has acknowledged the Zunheboto district task force under the guidance of the chief medical officer (CMO) and medical superintendent for proper implementation of government order to contain the spread of novel Coronavirus.
While chairing the programme, the deputy commissioner and DTF chairman, Peter Lichamo, briefed the team on the current situation at the district and also suggested on possible changes required in reporting systems for the districts.
A DIPR report stated that detailed report on the strategies and policies of vaccination, numbers of vaccinated and non-vaccinated beneficiaries, aims and targets of DTF and immediate requirements for tackling the pandemic were presented by the district surveillance officer, Dr Hokugha Sema, vaccination in-charge Dr. Aron Muru, and senior medical officer Dr. K Shikato Sema.
Later, Shanavas along with the team visited CHC Akuluto and the District Hospital Zunheboto.
Meanwhile, the commissioner and secretary of Rural Development, Neposo Theluo, accompanied by officials from the Health the Family Welfare held a meeting with the members of Kiphire district task force, NGOs and civil society organisations on August 19.
Speaking at the meeting, Theluo has stressed on the need to be prepared in the event of Covid-19 third wave. While highlighting the government’s effort in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, Theluo has assured all possible assistance to the district.
Report stated that leaders from various civil society organisations have shared grievances particularly on low turnout for vaccination, hesitancy and reluctance for Covid test.
The deputy commissioner of Kiphire, T Wati Aier, chaired the programme, while the CMO of Kiphire, Dr. E Motsuthung Patton, shared about the ongoing Covid activities in the district.