DA conducts tabletop exercise on containment plan

BOMDILA, May 31: Giving a clarion call to the community-based organisations, NGOs and other voluntary organizations to work hand-in-hand with the district administration, health department and the police in containment of the Covid-19 pandemic, West Kameng Deputy Commissioner Karma Leki outlined the concept of the tabletop exercise for containment of district headquarters, Bomdila.
The same would be replicated in all the remaining six administrative sub-divisions of the district.
DMO Dr D Wange, DSO Dr SK Thungon and Medical Superintendent District Hospital Bomdila Dr Gom Lamu dealt on the component micro plan-management of suspect and confirmed cases of Covid-19, SOP for
contact tracing for Covid-19 cases, through PowerPoint presentation and need for specialists, GDMOs, paramedics and sanitary workers in the district hospital to fight the pandemic effectively.
It was impressed that, “even one missed contact could keep the outbreak going.”
Incident Response Team (IRT) executive magistrates CO Tenzin Yangchen and CO cum Nodal Officer Covid-19 Kesang Wangda briefed on the roles and responsibilities of the concerned zonal in-charges, Anganwadi workers and helpers, intermediate supervisory officers and the supervisory officers.
The district headquarters Bomdila, including Pedung and Sera villages have been categorized and divided into 16 containment zones and the executive magistrate would be responsible for eight zones each.
They would be assisted by doctors, police officers and the IEC team chaired by the DIPRO, along with gram preraks appointed under the Arunachal Rising Campaign by the department of IPR.
Superintendent of Police Raja Banthia and Incident Commander SDO Sang Khandu also spoke on the containment plan.
Queries from the representatives of the CBOs, NGOs, associations, zones-in-charge and officers were attended to and disposed- off by the DC, SP, DMO and the DSO.
In his concluding remarks, the DC urged the CBOs to explore possibilities of turning community halls to quarantine facilities in remote locations, to be supervised and managed by dedicated local volunteers under expert medical guidance and administrative control.
Among others, ADC Rupa, ADC Singchung, zones-in-charge (prominent local figures/ officers), AWW, AWH, ICDS officers, doctors and police officers attended the tabletop exercise. (DIPRO)