70-bedded Kpi Covid Care Centre inaugurated
KANGPOKPI, 4th Aug: With an aim to accommodate asymptomatic Covid-19 patients from the district for treatment, a Covid Care Centre at DIET Centre, Leikop (Lhangjol) in Kangpokpi district, which was initially prepared for 50 beds and later upgraded to 70 beds, was inaugurated by social welfare and cooperation minister Nemcha Kipgen on Tuesday.
The programme was also attended by ADC Sadar Hills chairman Haokholal Hangshing, Kangpokpi DC Somorjit Salam, SP Hemant Pandey, chief medical officer Dr Nilakanta Singh, Covid Care Centre medical superintendent Dr J Touthang and other officials from the district administration, medical department and police.
“We are very grateful and happy to have the Covid Care Centre inaugurated today but our happiest moment will come when it can be closed down”, the minister said, while conveying her appreciation especially to the Medical Department and the district administration and workers for their tireless effort in setting up the Centre.
The minister pointed out that due to the increasing number of Covid patients in the state and likelihood of community transmission, Covid Care Centre for the district is very much needed to help in treatment of asymptomatic patients.
Minister Nemcha said that asymptomatic patients admitted to the Covid Care Centre must follow the guidelines and protocols provided by the World Health Organisation and Indian Council of Medical Research apart from the government’s SOPs as it is the only way to overcome the dreaded disease. While stressing the important roles of authority of Covid Care Centre including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other health workers, she also encouraged them to be honest and sincere in their assigned duties.
The Minister also handed over personal protective equipment and other essential requirements for the Covid Care Centre, Institutional Quarantine Centres and for all the frontline workers of the district before inspecting the Centre along with other dignitaries and officials.
She appealed the people of Kangpokpi particularly the local populace to ensure proper functioning of the Covid Care Centre and offered her prayers for it to become a healing centre for all the patients admitted to the Centre.
The minister further instructed the PHE Department to ensure proper water supply at the newly inaugurated Covid Care Centre and asked the MSPDCL department to ensure adequate power supply.
It can be mentioned that geysers will soon be installed in all the bathrooms of the Centre, while the interview for temporary engagement of staff at the Covid Care Centre including 12 staff nurses, three multi-tasking/office assistants, two drivers and seven multi-tasking staff will begin soon.