Peren, June 06 (NE): Peren, the second district, to have received COVID-19 positive patient who was sent by mistake from Dimapur on June three, without following govt protocols, has received one Truelab Duo machine from the state government today at its COVID hospital Jalukie, which will enable dual (two) sample testing at a time. The Truelab Duo machine was alloted to DH Tuensang before, but it was re-alloted to Jalukie COVID hospital.
Earlier, the Jalukie COVID hospital received a Truenet machine donated by the Leader of Opposition, Shri T R Zeliang which was inaugurated and installed on June four 2020.
Speaking to NagalandExpress over the phone, the spokesperson cum DSO for Peren district, Dr. Kevilhulie Meyase said that the lab technicians will be trained on use of the machines and after approval from the govt on ICMR guidelines, the testing will be done on all returnees to the state. As per the protocol, the CHC Jalukie has to be registered under ICMR, he added.
Now, the testing capacity for COVID hospital Jalukie is 24 samples per day and with the Truelab Duo machine, the testing of returnees to the district can be enhanced for early detection and to stop the spread of COVID-19 infection among the returnees and the citizens of the district.
He also informed that 99 returnees from Bangalore reached Peren district last night and the 64 male returnees were escorted to Jalukie St. Xavier’s college auditorium and some at GHSS campus while the 35 female returnees are quarantined at Govt Higher Secondary School Auditorium, Jalukie. The returnees were screened at entry point Dimapur and after reaching the district they were screened again, informed the DSO.
As soon as we get approval from the govt, the testing of returnees will begin in the district, he added.
Meanwhile, updating on the status of the COVID-19 patient in Jalukie, Peren, the DSO said that she is stable and asymptomatic. The patient is being monitored at the COVID hospital, while other returnees from Chennai are at the containment zone in JNV and GMS sector A quarantine centres. As per protocol, they will be tested only after 14 days of their last test on COVID-19 but if anyone found symptomatic, the persons will be tested for COVID-19 even before the 14 days time lapse.