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Nagaland Govt. deputes officials for COVID management

Among the team of officials some of them are currently deputed in State’s the COVID-19 War Room or others drawn from other departments will do planning, monitoring, management and supervision of various tasks.

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Kohima: The Government of Nagaland has deputed officers drawn from various Government Departments for the effective management of the situation in the State that arises for the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

According to an official order issued by Nagaland Chief Secretary J Alam the order should be “effective immediately” informed that the specific tasks included ensuring adequate availability of medical oxygen at all health care establishments and ICU beds, Oxygen supported Beds and COVID Care Centre beds; ensuring effective quarantine and home isolation; adequate availability of essential drugs; providing tele-consultation, and overseeing the quality of clinical management of cases; testing and surveillance.

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Among the team of officials some of them are currently deputed in State’s the COVID-19 War Room or others drawn from other departments will do planning, monitoring, management and supervision of various tasks.

The team would estimate oxygen requirement for each district, hospital wise and ensure smooth management of supply chain for oxygen cylinders available with the department and reallocating the same among districts as per demands, the order said. The teams of officers assigned with a specific responsibility will identify metrics for monitoring their assigned tasks, which shall be available on a daily or regular basis, as appropriate, to the COVID-19 War Room, it added.

The team was also tasked to ensure early installation, smooth operations, and utilization of the optimum PSA plants to the district hospitals in the State. Besides, identification of external sources of medical oxygen including liquid oxygen from industries in and out of the State for emergency requirements as well as any other matter related to oxygen supply in the State is also the onus of the team.

Meanwhile, the Government of Nagaland has informed that a total of 2, 07,027 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administrated so far in Nagaland.

According to an official release informed out of the total, 1, 65, 00 persons have received 1st dose while 42,020 have completed their 2nd dose. Further, a total of 1,61,898 people received their 1st dose at Government health care unit centre while 3128 got their vaccines at private establishments.

The numbers for 2nd dose were 41749 and 271 respectively for government and private health care units. As per the data, the 45 years and above category has received the maximum doses at 107666 – 99910 (1st) and 7756 (2nd). Frontline workers were next at 74812 doses – 50320 (1st) and 24492 (2nd). The health care workers were place third with a combine total of 24,549< the release said.

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