Union Health ministry team visits Nagaland

A team from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (PH Division) visited Naga Hospital Authority in Kohima (NHAK) on Monday to assist the State Health Department in review of public health measures and clinical management for COVID-19.

The team included Sanjay Kumar, AS & FA, Ministry of Road Transport & Highway  (Nodal Officer); Dr. S. R. Karmakar, Sr. Public Health, Kolkata and Dr. Mohd. Jamil, Assoc. Prof. Medicine, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRHIMS)

The team reviewed the overall COVID related activities in regard to containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures, clinical management protocol for Covid-19 in the district.

On their visit at NHAK, the Managing Director, Dr Thorsie Katiry gave a powerpoint presentation on the status of COVID-19 activities at NHAK from March 23, 2020 till date. He informed that the NHAK had collected a total sample of 24806, which included 17308 from BSL3 and 7498 from Truenat as on December 13, 2020. Out of 24806 samples collected, a total of 2759 were detected as positive cases of COVID-19 while 21925 were negative cases and 122 are awaited. Positive cases admitted in NHAK were 339 of which 263 were discharged, 21 deaths and 43 were shifted to Meriema COVID Care Centre (MCCC), other hospitals and home isolation.

Dr Thorsie also informed on the NHAK COVID-19 Ward arrangements where he stated that NHAK had three wards, which included Transition Ward, COVID-19 Isolation Ward and COVID-19 ICU. He further highlighted the status report of COVID-19 NHAK in regard to availability of beds, status of confirmed cases in Covid Hospital and Clinical status of current cases.

Dr Aseno, DSO Kohima, also presented the overall COVID 19 testing status of Kohima District, which included BSL3 Lab, RT-PCR, NHAK Truenat, Private Hospitals, CMO Office and BSF where she informed that a total of 34,607 were tested, out of which 3,615 were tested positive and 29,998 were Negative as on December 11, 2020. 

Out of 3615 positive cases in the district, Dr Aseno informed that 778 were detected from Army/Security Forces, 489 returnees, 172 frontline workers, 130 homemakers, 398 students, 22 taxi drivers, 166 unemployed, 272 children, 7 pregnant mothers and 1181 working population/persons. She also highlighted various COVID-19 related activities carried out at quarantine centres, check-gates and CMO Mobile Team in the district. 


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