Tirap several decisions to bolster its fight against COVID-19

KHONSA, May 3: Tirap district has come up with a number of decisions in order to bolster its fight against the dreaded virus.
These decisions were taken during a review meeting on COVID-19 held at the DC office chamber here today under the chairmanship of Tirap Deputy Commissioner Taro Mize after discussing threadbare.
The meeting decided to go for contact tracing, realization of expenditure incurred on patient, positioning of vehicle at the point of entry (PoE), appointment of sanitary assistant in COVID Care Center (CCC), Khonsa and the SP to monitor the implementation of Covid SOPs in the district.
As suggested by nodal officer (COVID-19) Dr P Rakshit, DSO (Surveillance), the police personnel will escort the medical team in contact tracing of the COVID-19 patients.
During the last meeting held on 26th April, EE (PWD) was asked to depute one departmental driver to perform COVID duty due to shortage of drivers in the medical department. So, the EE was requested to detain a driver with a direction to report to the DMO, Khonsa.
The departmental vehicle of DDMO shall be placed at PoE, Hukanjuri at the disposal of the officer in charge at the PoE.
In pursuance of the Secretary Health, GoAP, order No Secy(Health)/SOP-11//2020 Dtd17/04/2021 for realization of the POL expenditure from POE to CCC, Khonsa. Rs 1000 has been fixed for each patient, whoever tests positive (symptomatic) to be brought to CCC from PoE, Hukanjuri.
DMO Dr N Lowang will write to Director Health Service, GoAP for appointment of sanitary assistant against CCC, Khonsa on contract basis to tackle the COVID situation in the district.
SP Tirap Kardak Riba shall monitor implementation of all SOPs in connection with the management of COVID-19 in the district.
A total fine of Rs 8000 has been imposed on SOPs violators during the 2nd wave COVID-19, according to SP Tirap. (DIPRO)