DIPR Naga News (14.07.2021)
July 14, 2021
KOHIMA DTF TAKES MEASURES TO RAMP UP TESTING AND VACCINATION
Keeping in view with the High Powered Committee (HPC) indicating to take up more testing and ramp up of vaccination exercises, the Kohima District Task Force (DTF) on COVID-19 took up the issues in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner and Chairman DTF Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, NCS at DC’s Conference Hall, Kohima on 13th July 2021. The meeting was attended by Minister in-charge for Kohima district; Minister, PWD (Housing and Mechanical), Tongpang Ozukum along with Advisor, Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Neikiesalie Nicky Kire; Sr. S.P Kohima, Kevithutuo Sophie; CMO Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu Theyo and other DTF members.
On the issue of ramp up of testing and vaccination, Minister Ozukum informed that the Prime Minister of India during video conferencing with Chief Ministers of North Eastern States on 13th July 2021 pointed out three issues where NE States need to intensify testing and vaccination and need to bring down the wastage of vaccine. On wastage of vaccine, he informed that out of eight NE states, four states had reported nil wastage of vaccine while other four states reported with a total of more than 90,000 doses wastage of vaccine where Nagaland State was listed in the last second. He therefore said that though Kohima district was recorded with 4% of vaccine wastage, which was acknowledged by the Chief Minister of Nagaland in one of the HPC meeting, the Minister said the district still needs to have proper planning in this exercise to bring down the wastage of vaccine to zero percentage and further called for everyone’s effort in these matters.
The DTF assessed the current level of testing and ongoing vaccination and discussed on various measures to increase and improve the testing and vaccination exercises in the district in order to achieve the district target of 1026 daily testing set by the higher authority. As per the 2011 Census, total population of the district stands at 2,70,063 where a total of 60,465 samples tested was recorded with an average weekly test of 1437 test and daily test of 205 done while the Government has set the district target at the rate of five times average done which comes to 7185 per week and 1026 per day.
In this regard, the DTF decided to hold joint meeting with all concerned in respective ranges/areas to create awareness and to appeal all concerned to join hands in the fight. The DTF further called upon various stakeholders, agencies, NGOs and civil societies to come together and extend their cooperation in order to achieve the district target. The DTF also observed that there are some individuals feeling reluctant to come forward for testing, which hampers the testing figures, and in such cases the DTF may have to take up action against such individuals for violating the Act under the Epidemic Disease Act 1897 and other relevant sections of the Act.
Earlier, CMO Kohima highlighted the ‘District Micro Plan’ on Covid-19 testing strategy during the meeting where the DTF decided to approve it with some minor modification for further necessary action. CMO also updated on the current status of positivity rate where she mentioned on the recent detection of Delta Variant in the district, which is very transmissible and infectious. She said that both the delta variant and delta plus variant has the capacity or ability for immune escape, which means an individual infected in the past can still become infected again.
On the ongoing vaccination in urban and rural areas, CMO informed that there are some certain pockets where people are not coming forward to get vaccinated. The CMO team has therefore conducted Community Health Officers training on RAT testing and awareness on vaccination. She said that at this juncture the focus has to be on the ongoing vaccination to cover all the eligible beneficiaries, for which she called for every individual to come together to achieve the target.
WOKHA DTF REVIEW MEETINGREITERATES ON TIMELY TESTS
An emergency meeting of District Task Force, Wokha for COVID-19 was held on 13th July 2021 at DC’s conference hall, Wokha. Deputy Commissioner & Chairman DTF, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha reviewed the COVID-19 situation about the district.
Chief Medical Officer and Dy.CMO, Wokha briefing on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the district stated that, the district has so far vaccinated 35,560 persons, while 3,856 samples have been collected during the random test, so far the district has conducted random testing 16 times. The district currently has 255 positive cases and 9 numbers of deaths recorded while the positivity rate stands at 6.61%, recovery rate 83.78% while death rate stands at 3.47%, he stated.
During the meeting, the chairman requested all concerned involved to give their best in combating the pandemic and also stated that to bring down the positive cases and prevent the spread of COVID in the district random testing and mass vaccination has to be intensified, where the CMO stated that all the health care centers in the district are activated to carry out the test and vaccination on an aggressive level.
The Deputy Commissioner also informed that some persons are in the habit of circulating and spreading unconfirmed/ unverified and fake news in many social media platforms, where he said that such act are punishable offence which will invite punishments under relevant sections of the Nagaland Disaster Management Act 2005 and Nagaland Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations 2020 and warned public to refrain from such kind of activities.
Lotha also informed that, the DTF has appointed SDO (C), Chonpenthung Ezung as the Nodal Officer for vaccination and testing related issues and requested to consult the Officer for consultation. DC also requested Superintendent of Police, Wokha for strict implementation of vehicular movements on ODD & EVEN basis.
Medical Officer, Wokha Dr. Chumdemo highlighted regarding the management of COVID-19 in the district while Seyiekhrienuo, member Rapid Response Team (World Health Organization) highlighted on COVID assessment of Wokha district.
Random testing was also conducted today for the DCs staff and other department employees today at DC’s office premise where 52 samples were collected and tested and all turned out to be negative. ADC, Wokha, Lankonsen Tsanglao and SDO (C) Chonpenthung Ezung before the commencement of the testing apprised the staff about the importance of getting vaccine and other COVID appropriate behaviors to be followed.
(DPRO &Zubenthung, IA Wokha)
H&FW CALLS FOR VACCINATION OF SHOPKEEPERS & VEGETABLES VENDORS
In pursuant to the High Court Order Dt.30.06.2021 passed in PIL (Suo Moto) No. 1/2021, Principal Director, Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Neikhrielie Khimiao stated that shopkeepers and vegetables vendors being vulnerable section of the society and are not only at risk of contracting COVID-19 but are also potential spreader of the virus due to the nature of their profession and that priority for COVID-19 vaccination must be given to these particular sections of the community.
He has directed all the Chief Medical Officer/ Medical Superintendent of all districts to take necessary steps to ensure fast-track vaccination of the above mentioned section of the community on priority.
H&FW DIRECTS HEALTH WORKERS
Principal Director, Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Neikhrielie Khimiao has informed all the Health workers in both public and private hospitals who have not been vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine have been directed to produce COVID-19 negative test certificate by getting tested every 15 days as and when they report for duties to ensure the safety of patients, co-workers and community.
The Chief Medical Officer/ Medical Superintendent of all districts have been directed to ensure compliance of this Order by all Health workers.
He further stated that the District Task Force should also ensure that the private hospitals also follow the same directions.
NBSE TO DECLARE RESULTS ON 20TH JULY
Nagaland Board of School Education informed that the provisional results of HSLC and HSSLC Examinations 2021 conducted by Nagaland Board of School Education shall be declared in the afternoon of 20th July 2021. Online provision will be given to view the results and download the Marksheets. The details of the websites will be given later.
It also stated that the hard copy of the Marksheets/Pass Certificates will be issued later and for which necessary details will be given.
DC KOHIMA ISSUES ORDER ON TRAFFIC REGULATION
In order to facilitate the overlaying of bridge deck slab at Peducha in the ongoing Kohima-Dimapur 4-lane road construction, Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, NCS issued an order stating that all vehicular movement along the aforementioned stretch shall remain closed from 4:00 A.M to 12:00 Noon of Sunday, the 18th of July 2021.
TENING CHC RECEIVES ADDITIONAL MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Under the initiative of Advisor for Water Resources, Namri Nchang, Community Health Centre (CHC), Tening received five oxygen concentrators from Delhi based charitable trust, Democracy People’s Foundation and United Way of India. The medical relief was coordinated and facilitated through Breathe Easy Consultancy and office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Tening, through Rhosietho Nguori, NCS.
The equipment were received by MO AYUSH, CHC Tening, Dr. Nuksang Jamir, delivered by EAC Tening, Tumben P Tsanglao, NCS on 14th July 2020.
While acknowledging the kind gesture of all those involved in timely delivery of the equipment, the Medical Officer mentioned that the additional oxygen concentrators will augment the much needed capacity up-gradation of the recently inaugurated Community Health Centre, he thanked all the individuals, donors and organisations who helped in raising funds and facilitating the delivery of the much needed equipments. Dr. Jamir reiterated the need for additional Medical Officers and staff as well as infrastructure augmentation for the recently upgraded CHC to strengthen effective delivery of health services for the larger sub-division.
(Eto Kauring, IA Tening)
SPECIAL VACCINATION CAMP HELD AT BHANDARI
Special vaccination camp was held at Bhandari town hall under the initiative of the District Administration in collaboration with Medical Department on 13th July 2021.
During the drive at Bhandari town for 18 years and above 260 beneficiaries were vaccinated and 267 beneficiaries from Merapani.
The Medical team was led by Dr Renathung, CHC Bhandari and SDO (C), Sulanthung. The total number of beneficiaries for COVID-19 vaccine under CHC Bhandari from 18th January till 14th July 2021 stands as follows, totaling to 5061 beneficiaries:
- CHC Bhandari – 2550
- PHC Yanmhon – 53
- PHC Yimpang – 134
- HWC Merapani – 1613
- HWC Liphi – 245
- HWC Tssori – 117
- SC Changpang – 75
- SC Lio Longidang – 107
- SC Pangtong – 112
- SC Wozhu – 25
- Amboto – 30
ADC PUGHOBOTO CONVENES SDPDB MEETING
Additional Deputy Commissioner & Vice-Chairman SDPDB, Pughoboto, Thungchanbemo Tungoe has informed all the Sub-Divisional Planning and Development Board members that the monthly Sub-Divisional Planning and Development Board meeting for the month of July will be held on 16th July 2021 at 12:00 noon in the office of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pughoboto.
The ADC has requested all Sub-Divisional Planning and Development Board members to attend the meeting without fail.
NAGALAND POLICE FAMILY WELFARE ASSOCIATION DONATES MEDICINES
A program was held on 14th July 2021 at PHQ Conference Hall, Kohima where Leena Tamgadge, wife of Sandeep M. Tamgadge, IPS, ADGP (Admn.), Managing Director of Arobic Remedies and Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. on behalf Nagaland Police Family Welfare Association (NPFWA) donated medicines to unit hospitals, DEF, Kohima and 4 NAP.
Leena Tamgadge stated that the initiative of donating medicines was done so with the hope that it would benefit the jawans and their families. She further expressed her willingness to help in the future as well. Polem Kikon, wife of Renchamo P. Kikon, IPS, ADGP (L & O) also spoke on behalf of the lady wife of DGP, Nagaland, T. John Longkumer. Mesangla Longkumer, President, Nagaland Police Family Welfare Association (NPFWA) expressed her gratitude to Tamgadge for the act of benevolence and further highlighted the activities of the Nagaland Police Family Welfare Association (NPFWA).
The program was also attended by the lady wife of S.R Saravanan, IPS, Special Secretary (Home), Reshmi Saravanan and lady wife of Manojkumar A. IPS SP (Crime) Saranya Manoj. The program was chaired by RMO, DEF, Kohima, Dr. John Khuvung who also delivered the note of thanks.