Nagaland recorded 97 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the Health department. Out of the fresh cases of the disease, 49 are from Dimapur, 46 from Kohima and one each from Mokokchung and Tuensang.
With this update, the state has now 347 active cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Kohima District Task Force (DTF) on COVID-19 held its emergency meeting under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, at the DC’s conference hall, Kohima on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by special invitees from Kohima Village Council, Angami Youth Organisation and Angami Student Organization besides other DTF members.
The meeting discussed and deliberated on various issues pertaining to the status of Covid-19 positive cases, vaccination drive, preparedness level and preventing measures in the District. The meeting decided to set up an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Meriema Covid Care Centre by Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK). In regard to power and water supplies at the centre, it was decided to entrust the concerned department officials to take care of the issues at the earliest.
For preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the district, the meeting decided that in coordination with ADC Kohima, Bhavani Sri, an enforcement drive of wearing face masks and other COVID appropriate behavior will be carried out in all the wards and town with medical team, police, All Kohima Municipal Wards & Panchayats (AKMWP) and respective sector magistrates.
The presidents of KVC, AYO, ASU and other members also shared their area of concerns and suggestions during the meeting. Issues in regard to random sampling and testing, shortage of man-power for Covid care centers, requirement of ambulances for transporting Covid-19 patients, pending bills, monitoring of entry points were also taken up where it was decided to highlight and pursue the related matters with the government at the earliest.
The Deputy Commissioner also asked all his administrative officers to activate Covid Task Force and to strictly enforce COVID-19 appropriate behavior in their respective sub divisions for prevention of the spread of COVID-19.