Wokha DTF reiterates on timely Covid tests
Dimapur, July 14 (EMN): With 255 positive cases currently and nine deaths due to Covid-19 till date, the Wokha district task force (DTF) has reiterated on timely tests. The positivity rate stands at 6.61%, while recovery rate at 83.78% and death rate at 3.47%.
This was informed by the chief medical officer (CMO), Wokha, during an emergency meeting of the district task force held on July 13 under the chairmanship of the deputy commissioner and DTF chairman, a DIPR report stated.
It was informed that the district has so far vaccinated 35,560 persons, while 3,856 samples have been collected during the random test. Besides, the district has conducted random testing 16 times so far. The CMO added that all the healthcare centres in the district are activated to carry out the test and vaccination on an aggressive level.
Speaking at the meeting, the chairman requested all the concerned to give their best in combating the pandemic and suggested to intensify random testing and mass vaccination to bring down the positive cases and prevent the spread of Covid in the district.
Having observed that some persons are in the habit of circulating and spreading unconfirmed/ unverified and fake news on social media platforms, the chairman informed that such act are punishable offence and would invite punishment under relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and Nagaland Epidemic Diseases (Covid-19) Regulations 2020.
The chairman also informed that DTF has appointed SDO (C), Chonpenthung Ezung, as the nodal officer for vaccination and testing related issues. He also requested superintendent of police, Wokha, for strict implementation of vehicular movements on odd and even basis.
The medical officer Dr. Chumdemo highlighted the management of Covid-19 in the district, while Seyiekhrienuo, WHO rapid response team member, has highlighted on Covid assessment in Wokha district.
Report also stated that random testing was also conducted on July 14 at the DC’s office premise where 52 samples were collected and tested in which all tested negative.