Union health ministry team visits Nagaland, reviews COVID-19 related activities

The team reviewed the overall COVID related activities in regard to containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures, clinical management protocol for COVID-19


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A team from the Union Ministry of Health ministry on Monday visited Naga Hospital Authority in Kohima (NHAK) to assist the state health department to review public health measures and clinical management for COVID-19.

The team included Sanjay Kumar, AS & FA, Ministry of Road Transport and Highway  (Nodal Officer); Dr SR Karmakar, Senior Public Health, Kolkata and Dr Mohd Jamil, Associate Professor Medicine, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRHIMS).

The team reviewed the overall COVID related activities in regard to containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures, clinical management protocol for COVID-19 in the district.

On their visit at NHAK, the Managing Director, Dr Thorsie Katiry gave a powerpoint presentation on the status of COVID-19 activities at NHAK from March 23, 2020 till date.

Dr Thorsie informed that the NHAK has collected a total sample of 24,806, which included 17,308 from BSL3 and 7,498 from Truenat as on December 13, 2020.

Out of samples collected, a total of 2,759 tested positive for COVID-19, while 21,925 were negative and 122 are awaited. Positive cases admitted at NHAK was 339, of which 263 have been discharged, 21 died and 43 were shifted to Meriema COVID Care Centre (MCCC), other hospitals and home isolation, Dr Thorsie said.

On the COVID-19 Ward arrangements at NHAK Dr Thorsie informed that NHAK has three wards, including Transition Ward, COVID-19 Isolation Ward and COVID-19 ICU. He further highlighted the status report of COVID-19 NHAK in regard to availability of beds, status of confirmed cases in Covid Hospital and Clinical status of current cases.

Dr Aseno, DSO Kohima also presented on the overall COVID-19 testing status of Kohima District, including BSL3 Lab, RT-PCR, NHAK Truenat, Private Hospitals, CMO Office and BSF, where she informed that a total of 34,607 were tested, out of which 3,615 tested positive and 29,998 were negative as on December 11, 2020. 

Out of 3,615 positive cases in the district, Dr Aseno informed that 778 were detected from Army/Security Forces, 489 returnees, 172 frontline workers, 130 home makers, 398 students, 22 taxi drivers, 166 unemployed, 272 children, 7 pregnant mothers and 1181 working population/persons. She also highlighted various COVID-19 related activities carried out at quarantine centres, checkgates and CMO Mobile Team in the district. 
 

First Published:Dec. 14, 2020, 11:37 p.m.

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