Nagaland: Longleng District Task Force for COVID-19 meeting held

Guwahati, April 26: An immediate posting of an Anaesthesiologist at COVID-19 hospital, Longleng in Nagaland was discussed at length in a review meeting of the Longleng District Task Force on COVID-19 held at Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall.

The representatives of the NGOs and civil societies who are the co-opted members of the DTF expressed their displeasure with the department for not deploying an Anesthesiologist to the lone hospital and asserted that it was an injustice to the people of Longleng District.

They informed to take the matter to the Government for necessary action at the earliest.

Pichano Kikon, EAC Yachem presented a PowerPoint on the structure of the COVID-19 Incident Response System comprised of various sections, the roles and responsibilities of each section, and checklist for effective response to combat COVID-19.

Accordingly, the members discussed and deliberated on the requisition of vehicle and driver for transportation of COVID-19 corpse, identifying of burial and cemetery, safe disposal of COVID-19 corpse, men power and volunteers from NGOs and civil societies to assist the operation section, awareness program & directions to the village council, training for volunteers, mock drill on COVID-19 IRS system and detail action plan with relevant to Longleng District.

The CMO, Longleng also presented an Action plan prepared by the medical department, Longleng.

The Deputy Commissioner Longleng, who is also the chairman of the DTF, on COVID-19, chaired the meeting and appealed to all the members to be aware of their respective roles and responsibilities.

He urged the members to give suggestions relevant to the district to have a detailed action plan to combat COVID-19. He also appealed to the NGOs and churches to play a vital role and extend their support to the DTF.

The ADC Longleng D. Robin, the Commandant 12 NAP (IR) Chingtok, the Major Assam Rifle Longleng, the Executive Secretary PBCA Lempong Tialemba Phom, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Meren, Addl. SP Atopu Sumi and District Surveillance Officer Longleng spoke and shared their activities and suggestions.

The Executive Secretary PBCA Lempong distributed masks prepared by the association to the DTF members.