DIMAPUR, March 7 - The Dimapur district task force to tackle the coronavirus threat is being reconstituted with co-opted members, stated Dimapur Chief Medical Officer Dr Pangjung Sangtam during a meeting convened by Dimapur DC Anoop Khinchi on COVID-19 preparedness at his office today.
Dr Sangtam said the district task force, which was formed on February 26, is being reconstituted after Chief Secretary Temjen Toy held a video conference with all DCs and the Nagaland Commissioner at his office in Kohima on Friday to ensure that the State is fully prepared to tackle the virus.
He said a three-bed isolation ward has been installed at the Dimapur District Hospital, while some beds were also identified at a private hospital. He said that 40 beds at the District Welfare Office at Chumukedima and some ICUs, and isolation wards at military hospitals have also been prepared.
Dr Sangtam said the rapid response team has been activated and passengers at the Dimapur airport are being screened with thermal scanners on their arrival. An isolation room has also been kept ready at the airport, he said.
Dr Sangtam said flexi banners have been put up at the Dimapur Railway Station and announcements would be made to sensitise the people about the do�s and don�t�s to prevent coronavirus infection.