Mangan, April 13, (IPR): District Collector, North, Shri. Tenzing .T. Kaleon chaired a meeting with the stakeholders from North Sikkim District Task Force at the District Collector’s chamber in Mangan, today.
The main objective of the meeting was to discuss proactive measures to check Covid-19 and Covid-19 vaccination coverage throughout the district.
The District Collector, North, who is also the Chairman of North Sikkim District Task Force for Covid-19 was accompanied by Additional District Collector, HQ (North), Shri. Sonam Lepcha, DRCHO, North, Dr. Tara Gautam, Chief Medical Officer, North, Shri. Tempo .T. Kaleon, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mangan, Shri. K.T. Bhutia, Additional District Collector (Dev), North, Shri R.B. Bhandari, District Medical Superintendent (North) Dr. Rinzing Doma Bhutia and officials from various line departments.
The DC/N suggested that to contain the virus, primary contacts should stay in home isolation and they should be taken to the nearest testing centre by Health officials with the help of the Police. In such a scenario, the vehicle moving to to-and-fro from their residence to the nearing testing centre would be provided by the Health Department if the primary contact does not have a vehicle. He assured that all support will be provided to the concerned department and individuals for the tasks mentioned above.
He requested the CMO/N to provide information on daily cases in the district and directed ADC/N (Dev) and Health Educator (North) to disseminate information to rural areas, including less reached places such as Passingdong and Hee Gyathang. Furthermore, he requested the ADC/N (Dev) to work on containing fake news and discourage rumour mongering regarding the vaccination process.
Various issues such as current active cases in the district, AEFI Covid-19 vaccination report, temperature testing of mainline taxi drivers from outside Rangpo, random testing of shopkeepers in the district, and quarantine facility (North District Zilla Bhawan) for North Sikkim were discussed at length.