Dimapur DPDB meeting, discussed on COVID-19 and the precautionary measures

Kohima, March 05 (NE): The monthly Dimapur District Planning and Development Board meeting for the month of March was held on March 5, 2020, in the conference Hall of DC Dimapur. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of DC Dimapur, Anoop Kinchi IAS, who is also the Vice Chairman, DPDB Dimapur.

In the meeting CMO Dimapur, Pangjung Sangtam while highlighting on the precautionary measures for COVID-19, explained that COVID-19 being primarily a respiratory virus, spreads through respiratory droplets and therefore advised for very strict respiratory hygiene.

Explaining on the technique for washing hands, he said that hands should be washed frequently for 20 to 30 seconds. “Wash the palm, the back of the hand, fingers, thumb, wrist and use alcohol based sanitizers” he maintained. He also advised for drinking plenty of water and good food for building strong immune system. He also informed that the District Task Force formed on January 29, 2020, was fully prepared with identification of isolated wards and enough ICUs in Referal Hospital, Military Hospitals and District Hospital. Rapid Response Team are also working in the Airport and screening of the passengers are done with Thermal scanner in the Arrival terminal, he informed.

Reviewing the last meeting minutes, DC Dimapur reiterated on the presence of brick kilns and stone crushers and reminded that the concerned departments would be implementing the requisite guidelines. He also felt that the registered societies needs to provide volunteers in times of need and emergencies to validate the purpose for the formation of societies to help different sections of people.

Commissioner Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo IPS, while stating that inconveniences may be felt by the commuters due to the ongoing road construction in Dimapur city, however, he felt that one should have to obey National Highway Rules as recommended by the technical expert. He also cautioned people circulating videos that may infuse problems and reminded that it was punishable under the law.

As entrusted, Power and Nagaland State Cooperative Bank presented their departmental activities, as per a report from DIPR.

It also said that, in the next DPDB meeting, Social welfare and Police (Traffic) departments have been entrusted to present their activities. The meeting ended with a note of thanks from the chair.