DIPR Naga News (15.09.2020)
September 15, 2020
TRUENAT LAB INAUGURATED AT CHC PUGHOBOTO
TrueNat Lab at CHC Pughoboto was inaugurated by the MLA Y.Vikheho Swu on 15th September 2020.The Lab was dedicated by Home Evangelist SABAK Atovi Asumi.
Vikheho Swu, who was the guest of honour at the truenat machine installation program, remarked that opening of the lockdown is dangerous and one should be responsible while adapting to the new normal life continuing with washing hands with soap and wearing face masks. He thanked the administrative officers in the sub division for maintaining effective law and order before and during the pandemic.
The MLA also expressed gratitude to Dr. J.Hokugha, SMO Pughoboto for his services rendered to the Aphuyemi since posted in the Sub Division Community Health Centre. He thanked the Sumi Aphuyemi Hoho led by Inavi Swu and his team, for taking the initiative for the free will contributions to install the machine in the CHC Pughoboto. Swu also assured that he has kept provision for relief package under LADP fund for the Sub Division Health Centres to sustain the availability of first aid and medicine during the pandemic.
DPO (RCH & UIP) Nukshisangla who came from CMO Zunheboto Office appreciated the involvement by the community of Aphuyemi in rendering selfless services to contain Covid-19. She said that community participation is important for any programme to be successful and further called upon all to maintain the truant machine.
SAH President Inavi Swu highlighted on how the machine donation started, and also congratulated the SDTF team for effectively controlling the virus in the division. He said that installation of the machine is to provide services to the neighbouring areas according to the norms and procedures. He said that the SAH is trying to donate Semi Blood analyser and requested the SMO to work out the details. He also disclosed that Hoho will again provide 90 Cartridges (3 set) for TrueNat and emergency medicine to the health centers under Pughoboto Sub division.
ADC Pughoboto Thungchanbemo Tungoe congratulated the MLA, SAH, Doctors and nurses, churches, NGOs for the achievements and contribution towards the installation of the machine and also sought cooperation to fight the pandemic efficiently.
SMO, PHC Pughoboto Dr J.Hokugha Sema who chaired the program and addressed the welcome speech said that Pughoboto CHC is the first block under Zunheboto district to install TrueNat machine to assist the hardship faced by the district hospitals. EAC Luchui Fithu pronounced the vote of thanks. Benediction was delivered by ES NCRC Rev. Vitoka Kinimi.
DTF PEREN DELIBERATES ON CHECK GATE MONITORING
Peren District Task Force on COVID-19 meeting was held on 14th September, 2020 at Deputy Commissioner’s chamber, District Hq. Peren under the chairmanship of DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS who is also the DTF Chairman.
After reviewing the new cases of COVID Positive in the district, the DC cautioned key workers to avoid lapses in managing cases and contact tracings. The meeting decided that medical staff will be temporarily withdrawn from the check gates due to difficulties faced by the Medical Department in managing resources. The house directed the Police on duty at check gates to continue regulation of SOPs by screening & monitoring of all inbound travellers, timely reporting to the Control Room and to direct travellers from outside the State to staging ground without communication gap.
Government and Private Institutes in and around Jalukie town will be insisted to maintain their own designated quarantine centres for better management of returnees.
The DTF also directed the Sub-Divisional Task Forces (SDTFs) to monitor adherence of SOPs by the public especially travellers, review current situation and to report to the DTF by next week.
Regarding COVID Care Center (CCC), the DTF members decided to convert the existing quarantine centre at Girls’ Hostel Veterinary College to CCC for both male and female, while Chapel Hall GHSS Jalukie will be utilised as quarantine centre for male returnees with the consent of concern authorities till alternate arrangement is done.
(Eto & Mamang, IA Peren)
PROGRAMME ON POSHAN MAAH HELD AT WOKHA
Under Poshan Abhiyaan, Department of Social Welfare and in convergence with various departments while observing the Poshan Maah, a programme on Innovative and Suggestive Actions on COVID-19 and Breast Feeding, Nutrition, Support for Maintenance/Development of Kitchen Garden held at Wokha on 15th September 2020 at Lotha Eloe Hoho conference hall, Wokha. The programme was focused on young mothers in collaboration with Lotha Eloe Hoho.
Dy. CMO, Wokha Dr. Zuben Kikon while speaking on the topic COVID-19 & Breast feeding, said considering the present scenario of the prevailing pandemic crisis enough awareness and sensitization is being disseminated to as to how we should take preventive steps to protect our self from this virus. He urged the gathering not to panic but to take necessary preventive steps to keep ourselves protected and protect others as well.
He also stated that we should not discriminate people with Covid-19 but to extend support to let them overcome the mental trauma they are going through. Kikon also called upon the gathering to take nutritious and balance diet food to boost our immune system to protect oneself from the Virus.
While speaking on breast feeding Dr.Kikon, said breast milk contains antibodies that helps the baby fight off viruses and bacteria and decreases the risk of respiratory tract infections, not only that but it also prevent the baby from diarrhea, asthma, food allergies and other diseases. He also appealed to them others to breast feed babies exclusively for 6 months adding that the mother also benefits in terms of lower risk of getting breast cancer and other diseases. He also advised the mothers to take protein rich and nutritious food and green leafy vegetables which are good source of proteins for the baby and the mother as well.
Encouraging the young mothers to have a nutrition garden, Area Coordinator, Livelihoods NSRLM, Apibeni Y Kikon highlighted on its benefits as a low-cost management which is sustainable as well as organic. Consuming these nutritious foods from the organic garden she said that it helps and acts as stress relief and keeps immunity booster. She also explained on cultivating organic and nutrition garden with integrated pest management without using chemical for a healthy and economy sustainability.
(Zubenthung, IA Wokha)
COOKING COMPETITION UNDER POSHAN MAAH HELD AT MEDZIPHEMA
In continuation of the month long observance of Poshan Maah celebration a cooking competition was held on 15th September 2020 at the CDPO’s office Medziphema with Chief Technical Officer, KVK Kenny as the resource person.
In her speech she spoke on the importance of kitchen garden and also to grow fruits and vegetables suiting to the climatic condition of the area. Emphasis was also made on organic farming and also how to preserve the locally produced organic fruits and vegetables without wasting them.
The cooking competition was held on the locally available fruits and vegetables with emphasis on their nutritional values. Cash incentives was given where the SEZO SHG, under NSRLM (RD) from Medziphema village was adjudged as the best competitor. Citation and cash were handed over by the Chief judge SDO Civil Medziphema, Tokai V Sumi.
(Sashimong, IA Medziphema)
HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT ISSUES PUBLIC ADVISORY
In line with the Government of India’s Unlock 4.0 guidelines, the state has decided for a phased reopening of the state with many restrictions relaxed. However, the public is cautioned against misconstruing it as an improving pandemic situation.
There has been a recent surge in the number of cases in Nagaland. The positivity rate (percentage of positive test results out of samples tested) had fallen to 4% during 22nd to 29th August after which it has increased to 6% during 30th August to 4th September, which further increased to 11% during 5th to 11 September, 2020. Majority of the positive cases are among males (83%) in the age groups 30 to 44 years of age (45%) and 15 to 29 years of age (37%). Most common places of spread are office and household contacts followed by students. Apart from the armed forces, the recent surge was increasingly seen among the younger age group.
The department continues to work towards maintaining optimum facilities for management of moderate and severe COVID-19 patients, however, it is imperative that the general public take equal responsibility in adopting and practising preventive and precautionary measures to check the spread of COVID-19 infection through:
- Self reporting for any COVID-like symptoms: Fever, Cough, Difficulty in Breathing, Loss of Smell/Taste
- Follow the 3Ws (Wear mask, Wash hands, Watch distance) and avoid 3Cs (Crowded places, Close contact setting & Closed and enclosed spaces).
Adherence to safety protocols in offices, market places, public transport, and maintenance of home quarantine/isolation safety measures are of paramount importance to prevent the spread of infection. Familiarity with colleagues, family members, and friends should not lead to complacency as the infection is mainly spread among known contact persons who may have no symptom. Discipline among the young and mobile groups of people in following the safety precautionary measures is important as they are less likely to have symptoms and therefore become less careful but can spread to the high risk individuals (Elderly ≥ 65 years of age, those with other chronic diseases, and people with weaker immunity).
Every citizen and proprietor/management of both public and private establishments must follow the precautionary and preventive measures issued by the Government from time to time to check the transmission of COVID-19.
Any violation of the Government orders on lockdown measures is punishable as per the relevant section of the Disaster Management Act 2005, and the Nagaland Epidemic Disease (COVID-19) Regulations 2020.
TRANSPORT DEPT NOTIFIES ON VIVA VOCE
In continuation of the Transport Department’s Notification of even number dated 05/03/2020 and on completion of the Driving Test, the Transport Department has informed that the following candidates have been declared qualified to appear for Viva Voce for recruitment to the posts of Drivers.
|List of Roll. No. of Candidates qualified to appear for Viva Voce|
Viva Voce will be held on 22nd September, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. onwards at the Transport Special Pool Workshop cum Garage, below Nagaland Civil Secretariat, Kohima.
No separate calling letter or Admit Card will be issued. Qualified Candidates must bring original Admit Card issued during Driving Test along with original documents for Educational qualification, Indigenous Inhabitant, Scheduled Tribe, Backward Tribe (if applicable) and Driving License.
Wearing of face masks will be mandatory for all and social distancing is to be strictly maintained.