DIMAPUR, March 27 - Nagaland Public Health Engineering Minister Jacob Zhimomi today appealed to doctors posted in subdivisions to remain at their respective places to meet the COVID-19 challenge.
Zhimomi was addressing a meeting at the Dimapur DC�s office to review preparations to tackle the dreaded disease in Dimapur district. Advisers Zhaleo Rio and Tovihoto Awomi were also present on the occasion.
The minister also requested the subdivisional officers to work in coordination with the village councils so that no outsiders are hosted in their respective jurisdiction as a preventive step against the virus.
He advised the village council members and the youth involved in vigilant activities to use masks and maintain social distancing.
Zhimomi asked the Health Department to put up their requirements in writing through the Dimapur DC. He also advised the Legal Metrology Department and the Dimapur Municipal Council to tie up and monitor prices of essential commodities.
Adviser Zhaleo Rio lauded the Government, private agencies, NGOs, village councils and the youths for providing all necessary logistics, cash and other aid in these trying times. Adviser Tovihoto Awomi thanked the district administration, police, Medical Department and all those involved in containing the spread of COVID-19 in Dimapur, considered the most vulnerable district in Nagaland.
Dimapur DC Anoop Khinchi said the district administration has placed 60 people under quarantine so far. He said 10 ambulances have been earmarked for COVID-19 cases and the new DC�s office at Chumukedima will be converted into a COVID-19 hospital in case of emergency.
Dimapur Chief Medical Officer Pangjung Sangtam also apprised the members of the logistics set in place in Dimapur district. He said so far 96 isolation beds have been prepared and eight isolation beds with ventilators have been kept ready.