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Ukhrul: Campaign to sensitise people on COVID-19 second wave launched


Under the theme “Wear Mask, Stay Safe”, the drive will wind up on May 16, 2021 at Ukhrul Headquarters

TFM Ukhrul Correspondent

With an aim to spread awareness on the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Tangkhul community, frontliners consisting of 15 members were flagged off on Friday at TNL Office by Convenor of Tangkhul Co-ordination Forum on COVID-19 (TCFC), Tuisem Kamkara.

Under the theme “Wear Mask, Stay Safe”, the campaign will wind up on May 16 2021 at Ukhrul Headquarters. The team will spread awareness at Chingai and Jessami Block from May 7-8 and will cover Kasom Block on May 10-11. The same team will cover Kamjong and Phungyar Block on 12-13 May and LM Block on May 14 – 15.

The team consists of frontliners from 43-Phungyar, 44-Ukhrul and 45-Chingai Assembly Constituencies. TCFC has appealed to the Headman/Chairman of Tangkhul villages to extend kind cooperation.

The team will also distribute books and pamphlets on COVID-19 related issues, compiled and published by All Tangkhul Medicos Association (ATMA) in collaboration with TCFC. The books and pamphlets written in Tangkhul language includes do’s and don’ts, guidelines for home quarantine and other basic information.

As per information made available by District Surveillance Officer of Ukhrul, Dr. Thotreichon Julianna, 10 persons from Ukhrul were tested Covid-19 positive on May 7, 2021 alone. Out of which, two from Containment Zone, one from District Hospital Screening centre, one from Leishiphung Christian Hospital, five from Jessami village and one from RIMS.

Due to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases, TCFC has called for 10 days public lockdown beginning May 5 till May 15, 2021 in Ukhrul and Kamjong Districts.

Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Ukhrul, Dr. Reisangmi Raikhan informed that out of the seven patients, four are on high flow oxygen at the moment in COVID Ward located inside the District Hospital. He added that the total capacity of oxygen at District Hospital consists of 18 cylinders of D type and 25 cylinders of B type. Actual availability of oxygen is less than the actual capacity and will be refilled soon at Imphal.

Medical Superintendent, Covid Care Centre, Dr. Yuithingla Vashum informed that at present there are 48 patients in the Covid Care Centre located at Transit Quarter, Phungreitang Ukhrul. Out of 48, 35 are male and 13 are female. The Covid Care Centre has a capacity of 100 beds and only 52 beds are vacant (15 for male and 37 for female).

Cumulative numbers of patients admitted in the Covid Care Centre till May 7, 2021 stands at 470. Cumulative numbers of patients referred out stands at 19 and cumulative numbers of patients discharged stands at 403.

The state government is yet to provide expenses for providing food to the patients at the Covid Care Centre since its reactivation on April 24, 2021.  TCFC on Friday donated Rs.1 Lakh for providing food to the patients at Covid Care Centre, Phungreitang, Ukhrul.

As on April 30, 2021, the District vaccination report stands at 7555. On Friday,  the number increased to 8677. There is a rapid response of people from 45-59 years and 60 years and above coming out to get covishield vaccination informed Dr. Pamza Luikham.

Ukhrul District Hospital is functioning without a physician and anaesthetist. It is learnt that the anaesthetist is yet to report for duty. Serious patients from Ukhrul cannot be sent to JNIMS as there is no vacancy at JNIMS.

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