District level Incident Response Team (DLIRT) meeting of Papum Pare District held at ZPC hall, Yupia

Yupia July 23: District level Incident Response Team (DLIRT) meeting of Papum Pare District held at ZPC hall, Yupia  today under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Shri Pige Ligu to discuss and review the preparedness and containment plan of Papum Pare district (rural).

While addressing all participants, Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu lauded the effort of all frontline workers who are working rigorously  to combat spread of COVID-19 in Papum Pare district, besides calling  them to work on war footing basis he said that we should be remain prepared for all eventualities be it to break the chain of transmission of virus or any natural disasters in the district.

Stressing upon strengthening preparations at grass root level, the Deputy Commissioner directed all admin officers to constitute Block Level Rapid Response Team with the support of Education and ICDS departments and submit the report within two days. He also asked  the admin officers to ensure that SOPs are strictly follow and owing to present situation of pandemic and  monsoon season, he further said that  admin officers should be able  to mobilize and take help of  local expertise during any natural disaster or emergency.

He also directed DF&CSO to maintain sufficient stock of food grains and to ensure that supply chain of  foodgrains are not affected for people living in vulnerable  remote circles like  Mengio, Tarasso and Tarasso and  District Transport Officer  to prepare actual requirement requirements of vehicle in administrative centres and other related activities for smooth functioning during any emergency.

He further directed District Surveillance Officer to constantly monitor with the help of DDMO Yupia  that Containment Zone Chiputha and Midpu areas are sanitized properly,  sufficient sanitization  materials are kept in ready for admin circles, issuing of medical bulletin of COVID -19 status every three days,  and to create complete awareness  on mandatory re-testing of Rapid Antigen Test whose results are negative.  He also asked SDO Doimukh to submit daily inspection report of Containment Zone Chiputha and Midpu areas.

Meanwhile District Medical officer Dr.(Mrs) Subu Tasso Kampu informed that medical department has already constituted District Rapid Response Team(DRRT) and within couple of days Lab Technicians, HA, NO, HWO and ANMs of three blocks Kimin, Sagalee and Balijan will be given training on Antigen testing process. She also stressed upon maintaining smooth communication among all groups and support to all health workers.

ADC Sagalee S.Lowang also shared the activities done by her team at Sagalee Sub-Division and ADC Kimin Likha Teji  also stressed upon need to follow SOPs and all appropriate behaviours of COVID-19 to fight against Pandemic Corona virus and assured all possible support to health team.

Admin Officers Tana Bapu, EAC Mengio, CO Tarasso Rome Mele and CO Gumto Marina Siram also spoke and requested for provision of sufficient testing kits, PPE, Sanitizers, vehicles  and weekly testing of frontline workers manning check gates respectively.  District Food and Civil Supplies Officer Honi Bayang and District Transport Officer Y.L Yumlam, DDSE TT Tara also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, District Surveillance Officer Dr.R.R. Ronya presented an overview of Containment Plan and highlighted the role and responsibilities of district administration. She also requested all frontline workers to spread awareness and counseling to local populations to strictly follow all COVID-19 safety protocols.