Innovative Initiatives On Covid-19: A Case Study Of Mokokchung District
Mokokchung has so far been able to sustain the status of a COVID-19 free district and it is gearing up to control community spread of COVID-19 if at all the cases starts to increase in the district. According to the district administration, strict quarantine rules and SOP have been maintained so far and it plans to make better and safer rules. The co-operation from the community has been immense. Every village and every ward in Mokokchung town has their own Task force to look into matters relating to COVID-19. Many of the villages have constructed check gates to monitor the entry and exit of people from within and outside the village and they have also set up their own quarantine centres.
All possible measures are being taken for the safety of the people. Many innovative ideas that were executed were replicated by other districts too. For instance, Mon district also came up with a delivery service called the Green caravan to cater to the needs of the people. Mokokchung is the only district in Nagaland to have an official delivery app and also the only district where a mask campaign has been initiated by the district administration and fully funded by the people.
Community contribution and co-operation has so far been able to keep the virus at bay. The district administration hopes that this system of co-ordination and co-operation will continue as we fight against the invisible enemy.