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Two quarantine centres set up in Tuensang

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By Our Reporter Updated: Apr 07, 2020 11:02 pm
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The 30-bedded quarantine centre set up at Sao Chang College in Tuensang.

Dimapur, April 7 (EMN): Considering that the district of Tuensang has no proper health facilities and centres in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Tuensang district administration, with help from various NGOs, have set up two quarantine centres as of April 7.

Speaking to Eastern Mirror, the deputy commissioner (DC) of Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant informed that the badminton auditorium of Sao Chang College and the Government Polytechnic at Sadem have been converted to quarantine centres for the district.

“Each centre has a capacity of 30 beds and in a few weeks’ time we will raise it to 50 beds,” informed the DC and added that if needed, they will scale it up if the situation arises as patients from different districts of Eastern Nagaland might be in need of it.

Noted social worker from Nagaland, Chingmak Chang, who is also running the Eleutheros Christian Society (ECS) at Longpang village in Tuensang, also shared with this newspaper that the civil hospital in Tuensang is the only option for Covid patients so the ECS has offered to accommodate general patients.

“Where will the other patients go if we convert the civil hospital into a Covid (19) hospital; there are no private healthcare facilities in Tuensang,” said Chang and added that the quarantine centres have been set up in case of any eventuality. 

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