The Jakhama sub-division administration under Kohima district on Saturday directed the Covid core committees in the villages to closely monitor the developments in their respective villages in view surge in Covid19 cases in the state and the district.
Jakhama SDO (C) Ruopfukuotuo Noudi issued new guidelines to all the villages under the sub-division for strict compliance to contain and prevent the spread of the Covid19 infection in the rural areas.
In an order, Noudi said community surveillance of people with Covid-like symptoms should be immediately activated to proactively deal with any possible spread of the virus in the villages.
He asked all the villages to set up village surveillance team (VST) comprising ASHA workers from the medical department, angawadi workers from the social welfare department and SHGs from NSRLM (RD).
The order said the VST will regularly monitor the health status of the villagers in their respective village and identify anyone with influenza-like illness (ILI), including fever, cough, cold and difficulty in breathing.
Any person with such symptoms will mandatorily be advised for self-quarantine/isolation and all such cases should be reported to the medical officers in the subdivision, it said.
All the villagers have been advised to scrupulously adhere to guidelines/SOPs issued by the state government.
Regular announcements in the village through public address systems need to be carried out to this effect to spread awareness in the village for compulsory observance of Covid-appropriate behaviours by all the villagers, the order said.
The order said suitable facilities in the village should be identified for use as village quarantine facility in case of requirement.
It said public burial grounds at a suitable location in every village should be identified for use in case of emergency.
The disposal of the bodies of Covid19 patients should be strictly done in compliance with the SOP issued by the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, it said.
The administration asked the village authorities to spread awareness in their respective villages to ensure that a dignified burial/cremation is accorded to the Covid19 victims and absolutely avoid stigmatization in any form.