OFFICE OF THE SUB-DIVISIONAL MAGISTRATE &
INCIDENT COMMANDER ON COVID-19 CHAWNGTE SUB-DIVISION: CHAWNGTE
Dated Chawngte the 28th January, 2022
MINUTES OF THE MEETING ON COVID-19 MANAGEMENT AND OTHER RELEVANT MATTERS WITHIN CHAWNGTE SUB-DIVISION
Members present: Copy appended.
Keeping in view the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Dr. Manesia Khaimeichho, MCS Sub-Divisional Officer (C), Chawngte convened a meeting on 28th January 2022 at 11 AM in the SDO Conference Hall to chalk out the strategy to contain the further transmission of COVID-19. The chairman welcomed all the members present and initiated the discussion. After a threadbare discussion, the following resolutions have been adopted:
1. Shifting of COVID screening point:
In light of recent abuse/fraud of the measures from civilians, it was decided in the meeting that COVID-19 screening point be enhanced exponentially by relocating the said point to Chawngte (P) waiting shed. Joint VLTF chairman will be at the helm of the overall supervision of activities at the screening point. In addition, he shall prepare a duty roster, comprising of VC and NGO members, as required.
At the same time, medical personnel will continue to render their much-needed services at the screening point. This is done so that stakeholders can supplement each other and share best practices.
2. COVID facilities:
On account of scarcity of functional, well-equipped buildings and the limited carrying capacity of the already identified COVID facilities, K-1 public school is re- designated as Quarantine Centre, where positive contacts will be kept. Likewise, tourist lodge will function as 3C/4C. Positive cases, irrespective of the severity of their infection will be housed together in a single facility. Furthermore, as a preparatory measure for a possible surge, a separate building at K-1 public school complex will be entitled as an ancillary 3C/4C.
Given the close proximity of Chawngte (C)/Kamalangar to its neighboring village councils, Chawngte (P) and (L) village councils will identify structures for QC, 3C and 4C at the earliest. Requisition orders will be issued accordingly.
3. Movement restrictions:
It has also been decided that the existing restrictions on incoming passengers/vehicles from other districts/states into Chawngte Sub-Division leave much to be desired. In order to offset such shortcomings, vehicles will no longer be allowed to enter the Sub-Division area between 10PM to 5AM, unless the drivers/vehicle owners have
obtained a written permission from the undersigned. However, this particular restriction does not apply to vehicles plying/moving within the Sub-Division.
4. Vehicle procurement:
At present, there is no vehicle to transport serious, life-threatening cases from one facility to another. In this regard, CADC is expected to supply a vehicle for the aforesaid purpose.
5. Observance of COVID Appropriate Behavior:
It has been observed multiple times that the general public hasn’t been following COVID Appropriate Behavior (CAB) in letter and spirit. The non-observance pattern is even more marked on market days (Monday, Wednesday & Saturday).
Understanding there’s a need for a coordinated approach by the VCs and NGOs in collaboration with the police for interventions on infringement of CAB, fine collection system will be launched to this end. Under this system, the fine amount will be collected by VLTFs on the spot to deter the offenders from repeating the same mistake. Police department will provide assistance, wherever possible.
Also, in the interest of generating more awareness on CAB, VCs must give special attention to making announcements day and night, especially on market days.
The meeting was ended with a vote of thanks from the Chair.
Sd/- Dr. MANESIA KHAIMEICHHO
Incident Commander on COVID-19 Chawngte