KANGPOKPI: Following post lockdown 2.0 and considering the returning of many stranded people of the District with the commencement of lockdown 3.0, District Disaster Management Authority meeting was convened today at Conference Hall, DC office Kangpokpi.
Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen, Saikul MLA Yamthong Haokip also attended the DDMA meeting chaired by the Chairman, District Disaster Management Authority, Lalithambigai Kalidas, IAS, who is also the District Magistrate/DC Kangpokpi.
Lalramsang Infimate, MCS, ADM/Addl.DC Kangpokpi, Chief Medical Officer Kangpokpi, Dr. T. Nilakanta Singh, Addl. SP(Ops), Kangpokpi, Lalminlen Misao, MPS, AC to DC, Kangpokpi Kaigoulal Kipgen, MCS, all Sub Divisional Officers, Medical Officers, DSO Kangpokpi, officials from MHA and KSO Sadar Hills leaders also attended the meeting.
Setting up of more institutional quarantine centre, community quarantine centres, stranded people from outside in the district and assessment of stranded Kangpokpi people outside the state, across the country and abroad were deliberated minutely in the meeting.
The SDOs of the active Institutional Quarantine Centres are informed to put up the expenditure details while SDO of Champhai, Kangpokpi, Saikul and Saitu-Gamphazol are also informed to submit the expenditure for setting up of Institutional Quarantine Centres in their respective sub division.
All necessary requirements for the new Institutional Quarantine Centres shall be ensure on time and make it functional at the earliest.
As it was also strongly considered Community Quarantine Centres safer and more effective than Home Quarantine and resolved to set up the same in all possible places, all the SDOs of the nine Sub Division of the District are directed to submit ground reports on preparation of the Community Quarantine Centres to the Deputy Commissioner latest by May 6.
Home Quarantine is strongly considered ‘not safe’ for the returnees as well as the family members in particular and the general public as a whole in the meeting.
With regards to people from outside stranded within Kangpokpi District, KSO Sadar Hills President, Thangminlen Kipgen said that more than 200 people will be transported within two days to their respective destination after all necessary approval were obtained from the concerned authority and seek transportation fare assistance if possible from the concerned MLAs.
Kangpokpi District being the largest in term of sub divisions i.e. nine sub divisions, the highest among all other Districts in the state, is yet to established the exact numbers of stranded people applying for returning to their respective place.
All the SDOs are informed submit the list of people of Kangpokpi District stranded outside the state within a day to establish the numbers of people applying for returning to the state.
Difficulties in entry of the list of stranded people in tengbang website few days back owing to some technical error was also highlighted which the Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen instantly seek few more days for the data entry and the same was considered for two more days.
The list of stranded individuals collected for Kangpokpi District so far are also yet to be updated in the tengbang.in for which it was decided that uploading of the existing available list of stranded persons from the SDOs are outsourced to three Common Service Centres(CSC) on payment basis at the rate of Rs.15 per form and they will make sure that the task is completed within two days.
Highlighting the grievances and unsafe for doctors on duty while screening drivers and handymen in an open area, CMO Kangpokpi and i/c Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Kangpokpi demand protective screening booth to be installed at Brig. M. Thomas Ground for screening the drivers and handymen which was considered seriously in the meeting while the medical department was asked to installed the same and the expenses will be accordingly reimbursed while the CMO Kangpokpi is requested to submit the expenditure requirements and details with respect to COVID-19.
The CMO Kangpokpi requested the for repairing the existing ambulance was seriously noted and he was asked to write to the Health Mission for the same while Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister assured to help materialized the same.
Responding to the non availability of PHED tanker driver, Minister Nemcha Kipgen seek posting of one driver from the concerned authority which according to her will be done at the earliest.
The meeting further resolved that all necessary requirements including fuels for doctors, PPEs, etc. and others related to COVID-19 shall be look after by the respective concerned MLAs of the three ACs comprising of nine sub divisions/blocks.
The MLA and Minister also extended their cooperation to support their respective AC’s viz. Kangpokpi Block comprises of Kangpokpi, Champhai and T. Waichong Sub Division; Saitu Block comprises of Saitu-Gamphazol, Kangchup-Geljang and Bungte Chiru Sub Division and Saikul Block which comprises Saikul, Lhungtin and Island Sub Division, in matter related to medical consumables and mobility support to doctors and ambulances with respect to COVID-19 while the MLAs shall take care of stranded people of their respective ACs on their return.
It was also resolved that SDO Kangpokpi shall take care of dry rations for drivers and handymen of trucks coming to FCI Ningthoupham and other goods trucks taking shelter at Brig. M. Thomas Ground Kangpokpi.
The District Police shall coordinate and informed doctors directly before arrival of trucks for medical screening of drivers and handymen at Brig. M. Thomas Ground before heading to their place of destination for unloading of goods