Wokha DTF formulates strategies to manage Covid pandemic
Dimapur, July 24 (EMN): For effective management of Covid-19 pandemic, the additional deputy commissioner of Wokha, T Lankonsen Tsanglao, directed the president of Wokha Town Colonies Union (WTCU) to hold meeting with all the colony chairmen and chalk-out strategies as well as assist the frontline workers in contact tracing.
The ADC stated this during a meeting of the Wokha district task force held in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner’s office on July 22. Besides the DTF members, representatives from Wokha district chamber of commerce and industry (WDCCI) and colony council chairmen also attended the meeting, a DIPR report stated.
In his address, the ADC stressed on the importance of having proper coordination and efficient communication between healthcare workers/ frontline workers with the community especially with regard to Covid-19 testing and vaccination.
For effective and timely dissemination of information, the house decided to create a WhatsApp group comprising all colony council chairmen and frontline workers. The house also decided to bring out IEC on the benefit of Covid-19 testing and vaccination to create awareness and remove fear psychosis among the public.
It decided that information would be disseminated by the colony chairmen. In this regard, CMO and DPRO were entrusted to coordinate and work out modalities.
Also speaking in the meeting, the chief medical officer (CMO), Wokha, Dr. CW Tungoe informed that a random testing booth would be activated at Mt. Tiyi Hall as an alternative to Dr. Mhondamo Memorial District Hospital starting from July 27.
To effectively carry out the vaccination drive, the CMO requested all the colony chairmen to submit data of those who have not vaccinated, adding that basing on the numbers the vaccination drive would be conducted.
Also reacting to reports that some schools/ pre-schools are conducting classes for the students, DTF entrusted the colony chairmen to keep strict vigilance and report if they found schools violating the SOPs of Covid-19.
To boost morale and give proper attention to the affected families, the house decided to check or call at least once in two days all those recommended for home isolation. Families of those under home isolation are asked to call the helpline numbers for any medical, psychological or emotional support. The helpline numbers would be shared to the affected families by the concerned colony chairman.
The members further decided to conduct random testing in all the colonies of Wokha town on need basis.
Meanwhile, Lotha Eloe Hoho (LEH), an apex Lotha women organisation, organised a Covid-19 vaccination awareness campaign in its office premises with the deputy CMO, Dr. Zuben Kikon, as the resource person on July 24.
During the event, Dr. Zuben spoke on the importance of Covid-19 vaccination and encouraged all the participants to get vaccinated and refrain from all rumours and misinformation. He also requested the participants to follow appropriate Covid behaviours by following the SOPs laid down by the government.
The programme was attended by women leaders from all colonies of Wokha town.