DC reviews Covid mgmt, meets with govt and private hospitals

ITANAGAR, 14 May: Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) DC Talo Potom on Friday convened a virtual meeting with the chief medical superintendents of government and private hospitals.

Various important matters, like management of Covid-related issues in their respective hospitals, vaccination, testing, etc, were discussed in detail. Also, ambulance services and transportation of Covid positive patients to the Covid care centres were reviewed.

Regarding movement of health workers, ICR SP Jimmy Chiram urged them to move with proper ID cards, and requested the others in the exempted categories to take their ID cards along whenever they move.

DMO Dr Mandip Perme urged all the private hospitals to send details of the Covid tests done to his office every day, “mentioning both positive and negative cases along with their proper names, phone numbers and addresses for updating the same in the portal.”

He informed that treatment kits for Covid-19 are being provided to every testing centre of private hospitals free of cost for treating asymptomatic and mild cases, and said the requirement for the same, if any, may be sent to his office immediately.

Dr Perme also informed that for dedicated ambulance service for transportation of Covid patients, the triage centre

at the Donyi Polo Ashok Hotel in Itanagar, the DMO’s office at the mini-secretariat in Naharlagun, and the CCC in Lekhi may be contacted for patients from the areas concerned. He also asked the private testing centres to send the severe cases to the DCH in Chimpu “by contacting the abovementioned dedicated ambulance service.”

Dr Perme also urged them to contact the rapid response teams of the jurisdiction concerned whenever the need arises. He further informed that the contact details of all concerned have been circulated among the hospitals.

Among others, TRIHMS CMS Dr Hage Ambing attended the meeting.

Earlier in the morning, during a series of virtual meetings with the corporators               led by Mayor Tame Phassang, the Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, the market associations and the home delivery services, the DC took stock of the home delivery firms and urged them to ensure smooth and hassle-free delivery to the public.

He urged the home delivery firms to “ensure that deliveries are done on time and the rates are not charged more than the MRPs or the rate as set by the district administration.”

Potom also urged the corporators to extend their cooperation to the residents of their respective wards as and when any need arises, while also ensuring that the containment orders are strictly followed.

Also, in a meeting with various student unions, the DC sought their cooperation to stop the chain of transmission. (DIPRO)