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Central team visits Nagaland to boost COVID-19 management efforts
Kikon informed that the state is adequately prepared to carry out for the first phase of COVID vaccine as and when the centre directs.
A two-member central team from the Health and Family welfare department arrived in Nagaland on December 13 to review public health measures and clinical management for COVID-19.
Dr Nyan Kikon, Nodal Officer, IDSP, H&FW informed that the team took stock of the situation in Kohima and Dimapur district hospitals, Covid care centres and held a series of meetings with the District Task Force (DTF) officials to review the overall COVID-19 related activities like containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures and clinical management protocol for the pandemic.
Speaking to media persons, Dr Nyan Kikon said, “The two member team visited Kohima and Dimapur districts to review the response in the state and to review the ground situation. The team will submit its report on the findings to the Ministry.”
Furthermore, Kikon informed that the state is adequately prepared to carry out for the first phase of COVID vaccine as and when the centre directs.
“Preparation are in place, the State Task Force and District Task Force have already started having a series of meetings and the registration of all the frontline workers and health care workers have been completed,”, said Kikon.
He stated that close to 19,000 frontline and health workers have registered for the COVID vaccine and will be given priority in the first phase.