KANGPOKPI: Following the unexpected spike of COVID positive cases in the district, the Minister in-charge of Kangpokpi and Senapati for COVID-19, Nemcha Kipgen heralded the District machineries in taking appropriate measures so as to avoid community transmission in the district.
DM/DC Kangpokpi Somorjit Salam, IAS, SP Kangpokpi Hemant Pandey, IPS, CMO Kangpokpi Nilakanta Singh, ADM/ADC Kangpokpi, Lalramsang Infimate, MCS, AC to DC Kangpokpi, Kaigoulal Kipgen, MCS, all SDOs, EE PHED/PWD, MSPDCL, and other frontline workers of the district put their heads together in a in a review meeting chaired by Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen at the Conference Hall of DC office Kangpokpi.
The meeting also reviewed the measures and activities taken up so far in the district related to the pandemic COVID-19 while deliberating on the grievances and challenges encountered by the frontline workers and officials.
Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen while heralding the district machineries to be vigilance following the unexpected spike of positive cases in the district exhorted them bring out mechanism to avoid community transmission.
After a threadbare discussion, it was decided that all kinds of intoxicants including alcohol, talab, khaini, etc. shall be completely ban inside the Institutional Quarantine Centre as the exchange of money in buying the items could be highly responsible in community transmission.
It was also decided that all the concerned SDOs looking after the Institutional Quarantine Centres must mandatorily conducted awareness among the inmates about strictly to be followed Standard Operating Procedures or guidelines of Institutional Quarantine Centres by the inmates and also make them aware of the probability of community transmission through them if they breach the IQCs guidelines or SOPs.
The meeting also resolved that waste materials inside the Institutional Quarantine Centres should be disposed properly and with regards to bio-waste materials the Shija Hospital shall be approach at the earliest.
The Chief Medical Officer, Nilakanta Singh also highlighted the importance of 28 days surveillance of irrespective of the inmates results so as to prevent community transmission while adding that inmates found negative on any days after surveillance in IQCs can be discharge but they must go surveillance for the remaining days to complete the recommended 28 days at Community Quarantine Centres rather than home quarantine.
Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen exhorted the district machineries to tackle the situation vigilantly and more sincerely so as to prevent community transmission while instructing them to report any inmates indulging in breaching the IQCs guidelines of SOPs so that appropriate action can be initiated on time.
The Minister also instructed the District Magistrate and SP Kangpokpi to conducted inspection of the Institutional Quarantine Centres and take up necessary action to anyone breaching the SOPs or guidelines or misbehaving inside the IQCs to put them inside the bar at Sajiwa where appropriate room has been arrange for such people.
The Minister also hand over first aid boxes to the District Screening Centre in-charge and CMO Kangpokpi apart providing pork meat for the quarantine centres today.
Meanwhile, there has been report of some inmates who sample results are still awaited despite the 14 days surveillance period are completed in the IQCs. It was also reported that results for half of the sample send for testing are awaited. There are 47 positive cases in the district till filing this report while there is no report of recovery till now.