‘SOPs is the defence, joint efforts is our way to combat COVID-19 second wave’
Kangpokpi assembly constituency MLA Nemcha Kipgen instructed the district police to strictly monitor and enforce the COVID-19 SOPs and guidelines and take action to any defaulters according to the law.
Kangpokpi assembly constituency MLA Nemcha Kipgen took stock of the situation of all departments’ preparedness, fallibility, enforcement of SOPs, vaccination,among others and discussed at length various plans and strategies to contain the COVID-19 second wave.
Nemcha was chairing the first review meeting in connection with the second wave of COVID-19 on Monday.
The meeting decided to activate the Covid Care Centre at Leikop at the earliest along with installation of at least 20 bedded Intensive Care Unit like accommodation to felicitate patients infected with the virus.
It was also decided that Community Home Isolation Centre shall be activated at the earliest to accommodate asymptomatic covid patients.
The MLA also instructed the Medical department to procure at least 50 oxygen cylinders and 100 purse oximeters.
Nemcha instructed the district police to strictly monitor and enforce the COVID-19 SOPs and guidelines and take action to any defaulters according to the law while directing the district administration to monitor the price hike of commodities and regulate the same.
The MLA further said that the containment zone must be properly sealed and strictly monitored by all departments concerned.
According to the district administration, currently around 20 villages have been already declared containment zones in the district while some are already in a position for de-containment. The police have been strictly monitoring the containment zones.
Highlighting the severity of the second wave, MLA Nemcha Kipgen said that the second wave is so fast and severe that it is compared to a rocket, remarking that once one is infected with the virus, it immediately attacks the lungs and there is no time for treatment.
Once the second wave virus starts spreading among the community, it will be very difficult to control it. So, it cannot be taken lightly and everyone must take extreme precautions not to let the virus reach to the level of community spreading, she asserted.
“SOPs are our defensive wall so we must adhere to the SOPs and guidelines strictly while joint efforts are our muscular strength. So, we must all work together by putting our heads together,” the MLA asserted.
She requested all local bodies of Kangpokpi Town to render physical well as mental support to the district administration, district police, medical department and other frontline workers without any hesitation considering the severity of the second wave in the larger interested humanity.
She also appealed to all the people of Kangpokpi assembly constituency to get vaccinated without any hesitation urging the people to take maximum prevention by following the SOPs and guidelines.
She also said that rice for the month of May and June will be distributed shortly and urged the local civil bodies to extend cooperation to the department concerned and authority so as to ensure that no one goes hungry while combating the second wave.
With the detection of eight more positive cases in the district, Kangpokpi District COVID-19 active caseload reached 57 while 48 are under home Isolation, one has been hospitalized at Shija hospital, two at Covid Care Centre at Bal Bhavan and six are in isolation camps.
According to the medical department, so far around 4,500 only were vaccinated. However, since the past few days there has been a rush for vaccination in the district.
The review meeting was attended by DC Kangpokpi, additional SP (Ops) Kangpokpi, SDOs of Kangpokpi Champhai and in-charge CMO T Waichong, medical superintendent of District Hospital Kangpokpi, representatives of Kangpokpi Town Committee, Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organisation and Kangpokpi Youth Union.