DIMAPUR, Dec 14 - A three-member central team from the Health and Family Welfare Department (Public Health Division) on Monday reviewed public health measures and clinical management of COVID-19 in Nagaland. The team visited Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) to review overall COVID -19 related activities like containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures and clinical management protocol for the pandemic in Kohima district.
The team included Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser of the Department Sanjay Kumar, Senior Public Health Officer from Kolkata Dr SR Karmakar and Associate Professor of Medicine, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Institute of Health and Medical Sciences. During their visit to NHAK, the Managing Director of the hospital Dr Thorsie Katiry gave a power point presentation on the status of COVID-19 activities in the hospital from March 23, 2020, till date. He said the NHAK had collected 24,806 samples, which included 17,308 from BSL3 and 7,498 from Truenat, as on Sunday.
Of the 24,806 samples collected, 2,759 were detected as positive cases while 21,925 were negative cases and the results of 122 samples are still awaited, he said.
Katiry said among the 339 positive cases admitted in NHAK, 263 were discharged, 21 died and 43 were shifted to Meriema COVID Care Centre, other hospitals and for home Isolation.
The team was told that out of the 3,615 positive cases detected in Kohima district, 778 were from the Army/security forces, 489 returnees, 172 frontline workers, 130 homemakers, 398 students, 22 taxi drivers, 166 unemployed, 272 children, seven pregnant mothers and 1,181 working population/persons.