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Inter-State border areas in Dimapur to remain closed

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, June 23 - The Dimapur District Task Force today decided that the inter-State border areas in the district would continue to remain sealed.

However, students, government employees with identity cards and serious patients will be allowed to enter the district.

At a meeting held under the chairmanship of Dimapur Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi, the district task force also resolved to urge the Nagaland Government to expedite construction of the 100-bed abandoned hospital at Chumukedima here. It said once the construction is completed, the facility can be used as a COVID hospital and later, as an infectious diseases hospital. At present, the Dimapur district hospital is functioning as the COVID hospital in the district.

Khinchi stressed the need to draw an action plan to address the problems being faced by other OPD patients in the wake of the use of the district hospital as a COVID hospital alone. Proposal for a CT scan machine for the Dimapur district hospital has been made under the ONGC�s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, he said.

Khinchi said that all NGOs would be trained to educate people on the rules to be followed to keep the novel coronavirus away.

Echoing the DC, Dimapur Medical Superintendent Dr Kheshito Zhimomi said the lone government hospital here has been looking after only COVID-19 cases for the last three months. There is an urgent need to address the plight of other patients, he added.

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