Nagaland: Dimapur COVID-19 Hospital fixes TrueNat testing charges amid rising cases

Nagaland: Dimapur COVID-19 Hospital fixes TrueNat testing charges amid rising cases

Nagaland: Dimapur COVID-19 Hospital fixes TrueNat Testing charges amid rising cases Nagaland: Dimapur COVID-19 Hospital fixes TrueNat Testing charges amid rising cases

The Dimapur COVID-19 Hospital, Nagaland has decided to charge Rs 1500 per TrueNat testing for COVID-19.

According to a notification issued by Medical Superintendent, COVID-19 Hospital Dimapur, Dr Z Kheshiti Zhimo, individuals from paid quarantine and private individuals for travelling purposes or incoming from private sectors would also be charged for the test.

All Government servants, officials engaged in COVID-19 duty and individuals from Government designated quarantine centres and also specially engaged personnel by the Government would not be charged for COVID-19 testing and for which all have to register from the Chief Medical Officer, Dimapur for documentation.

Also read: Assam: COVID-19 positivity rate increases by 4.2% within 24

Meanwhile, the Medical Superintendent has notified that the COVID-19 ward active duty for staff would be 7 days and followed by 7 days institutional quarantine and 3 days home quarantine and then they would resume duty as according to the Government advisory. After 7 days of active duty, sampling would be taken on the 8th day as per ICMR guidelines.

The COVID-19 Ward Duty Staff would do flu corner duty only after completing quarantine advisory and after testing negative by TrueNat. According to the notification, the flu corner duty doctors may treat all the flu corner patients but the advice for TrueNat testing would be decided by Dr Neirethono, Nodal Officer COVID-19 Hospital, Dimapur.

Nagaland and the Northeast

Nagaland has registered 1030 positive COVID-19 cases so far; of which 545 are active and 485 have been cured and discharged, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Assam has the highest COVID-19 cases in the Northeast India followed by Tripura.

StatesCasesCured/ DischargedActive casesDeath
Arunachal Pradesh8583035523
Data based on Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India COVID-19 cases so far

India recorded the more than 37724 COVID-19 cases and 648 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 1192915. The death toll is now 28732, as per data released by the Union Health Ministry. Active cases in India stand at 411133 while 753050 have been cured or discharged so far.

Among the states, Maharashtra is the first state to cross 6 thousand deaths. It has recorded 327031 corona cases with 182217 cured, 12276 deaths, and 132538 active cases. The western state is followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu. Delhi has corona 125096 cases with 106118 cured, 3690 deaths, and 15288 active cases. Tamil Nadu has 180643 positive cases with 126670 cured, 2626 deaths 51347 active cases. Gujarat with 50379 COVID-19 cases, so far, has 36423 have been cured, 2196 deaths, and 11760 active cases.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 22, 2020