District Hospital OPD closed; Tamenglong bazaar declares containment zones

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TAMENGLONG, Oct. 17: Chief Medical Officer Tamenglong Dr Chambo Gonmei said that with the detection of COVID- 19 positive cases from one Specialist Doctor, one Staff Nurse and their families yesterday, general OPD will remain close till further orders.

He requested the hospital staffs and other health workers at CMO’s Office to undergo test for COVID at the TrueNat Lab. However, those who have undergone COVID test 7 days back need not come for test, he informed.

He also informed that, Isolation Ward, Flu Clinic, hospital diet section, Lab, normal delivery, emergency/casualty will remain open.

CMO Tamenglong also appealed to all the Health Workers not to fear or panic about the present situation but we all need to maintain the SOPs laid down by the government and take extra precautions to prevent from the spread of COVID-19.

The busy bazaar looks deserted following declaration of containment zone

“We need to educate and give awareness to our family members, friends and colleagues if we really love them. We all have been exposed to this disease since the start of the pandemic spread in our district.

So let us all live with a disciplined and with dignity at home and in our work places. With this positive attitude we will be able contain the disease”, Dr Chambo Gonmei added.

With the declaration of containment zone by the Deputy Commissioner Tamenglong at district headquarter from Medical Colony to Council Colony the busy town looks deserted today. All shops and market were totally closed today.

The deputy Commissioner Tamenglong Armstrong Pame requests all citizens of Tamenglong to cooperate with the district administration and health department.