KANGPOKPI: With an aim to accommodate asymptomatic COVID-19 patients from the district for treatment, a COVID care centre at DIET Centre, Leikop (Lhangjol) in Kangpokpi district was inaugurated Tuesday.
The COVID Care Centre initially prepared for 50 beds and later upgraded to 70 beds was inaugurated by Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen in the presence of Haokholal Hangshing, Chairman ADC Sadar Hills, Somorjit Salam, IAS, DC Kangpokpi, Hemant Pandey, IPS, SP Kangpokpi, Dr. Nilakanta Singh, Chief Medical Officer Kangpokpi, Dr. J. Touthang, Medical Superintendent, COVID Care Centre and other officials from the District Administration, Medical Department and District police.
“We are very grateful and happy to have the COVID Care Centre inaugurated today but our happiest moment will come when it can be close down”, said the Minister Nemcha Kipgen while conveying her appreciation especially to the Medical Department and the District Administration and workers for their tireless effort in setting up the COVID Care Centre.
The Minister pointed out that due to the increasing number of COVID patients in the state and alarming likelihood of community transmission COVID Care Centre for the district is very much needed which will help in treatment of asymptomatic patients from the district.
However, Minister Nemcha Kipgen exhorted the people that asymptomatic patients admitted in the COVID Care Centre must follow the guidelines and protocols provided by the World Health Organization and Indian Council of Medical Research apart from the Government SOPs as it is the only measure we can overcome the dreaded disease.
While stressing the important roles of authority of COVID Care Centre including doctors, nurses, paramedic’s staff and other health workers, Minister Nemcha Kipgen exhorted them to be honest and sincere in their respective assigned duties with dedication and commitment.
The Minister also hand over bulky personal protective equipments and other essential requirements for the COVID Care Centre, Institutional Quarantine Centres and for all the frontline workers of the district before inspecting the newly inaugurated centre along with other dignitaries and officials.
She also appealed to the people of Kangpokpi particularly the local populace where the COVID Care Centre has been set up to maintain the attitude of community responsibility in the proper functioning of the COVID Care Centre and offer prayer to be a healing centre for all patients admitted in the centre.
ADC Sadar Hills Chairman, Haokholal Hangshing, Somorjit Salam, IAS, District Magistrate/DC Kangpokpi, Hemant Pandey, IPS, SP Kangpokpi and Dr. J. Touthang, Medical Superintendent of COVID Care Centre also spoke on the occasion.
Geyser, a water heater will be installed in all the bathroom of the COVID Care Centre while the interview for temporary engagement of staff at COVID Care Centre including 12 Staff Nurse, 3 Multi-Tasking/Office Assistant, 2 Driver and 7 Multi-tasking staff will begin soon.