Dimapur (Nagaland ), June 28 : Nagaland’s High Powered Committee (HPC) after a meet on Monday, has decided to go for “Unlock 1” after assessing the situation in the State from July 1 to 10.
In a tweet, Mmhonlumo Kikon, stated that 50% attendance would be maintained in Government offices, curfew to be imposed from 7 p.m to 4 a.m, shops would be opened on rotational basis and new SOPs for churches and weddings.
He also informed that the Nagaland “Unlock 1” phase guidelines includes :
• The science of spread of COVID-19 should be fully applied rather than blanket measures. “Closed doors” and “crowded” spaces should be the area of the focus.
• Periodic testing (every 15 days) of those engage in high risk settings (shopkeepers, taxi drivers, saloon employees, restaurant employees and home delivery personnel etc).
• To avoid future lockdowns, public must be made aware on two most important things: Biological vaccine–Covid-19 vaccination coverage of at least 90% for eligible beneficiaries (18+) and Social Vaccine—Wearing of mask, avoiding crowded spaces, avoiding social gatherings and unnecessary household visits, utmost precautions in closed spaces like offices.
With the Covid positive cases and positivity rate of Dimapur district showing a declining trend, all private hospitals at Dimapur district would be reverted to non- Covid hospitals for the time being .
The decision was taken during a joint meeting of Private Doctors Association (PDA), Dimapur, with State Nodal Officer, Y. Kikheto Sema, and Team Dimapur comprising of Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, CMO Dimapur team and DPRO, Dimapur, on Monday at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur,
However, the Covid positive patients presently admitted in the private hospitals would continue to be treated in the respective hospitals with no new Covid cases admission, the meeting resolved.
In the meeting, it was also decided that new Covid patients would be entertained by CISHR and District Hospital Dimapur, who would also be attending non- Covid cases too.
On behalf of the State Government, Principal Secretary, H&FW, Bhatia, and on his own behalf and the District Task Force, Dimapur, the State Nodal Officer, Y. Kikheto Sema, extended appreciation and gratitude to all the frontline workers particularly the Private Doctors Association and Hospitals for their timely intervention in coming forward and rescuing the people of Nagaland.
Sema, who will be leaving for Kohima on June 29 for taking up his normal assignment as APC Nagaland sought the suggestions, expectations from DTF Dimapur and way forward from the Private Doctors for tackling the situation, should there be a 3rd wave.