Khonsa 20th April, 2021 :A Co-ordination meeting in connection with preparedness of COVID-19 pandemic was held in Lt. Kamlesh Joshi Conference Hall, Khonsa under the Chairmanship of Sri TaroMize,Deputy Commissioner, Khonsa on 19th April, 2021.

While addressing the gatherings – DC Tirap Taro Mize urged Heads of Department of Tirap District not to avail any kind of leave  and asked them to call back all the officers/official who are on leave to perform 2nd wave Covid-19 pandemic duties in the Check-gates and in different Covid Care Centre in the district.  However,  Leave may be considered on exceptional ground only. DC added.

After threadbare discussion in the meeting following SOPs were adopted to be implemented in the district :-

  1. Two points of entry point (PoE) identified for whole district i.e(i)Tri-junction (Khonsa, Assam, Deomali) and (ii) Dirok Gate. For PoE No. 1 approval of DC Dibrugarh has to be obtained as it falls under Assam.
  2. It is mandatory for all persons entering Tirap district to undergo screening.

Charges for COVID-19 tests:

  1. RAT @ Rs. 200 per test.
  2. RT-PCR/TrueNAt @ Rs. 500 per test
  3. Exemption of charges for testing:
  4. a) BPL Card Holders should produce BPL cards.
  5. b) Truckers/ attendants carrying essential items.
  6. c) Elders above 60 & below 10.
  7. d) State Government Contingency staff with valid ID.
  8. e) CPMF/ Military.


  1. Movement time:- 7 a. m to 6 p. m.
  2. Incident Commander at PoE :- Action by:-       ADC, Deomali.
  3. Inter district movement of persons and goods through neighbouring states will carry a facilitation pass from concern District Administration at PoE (Check gate).

Action by:-       ADC, Deomali.

  1. Medical staff from other Health Centre of the district will be roped in to be on duty on rotational basis.                                                 Action by:-       DMO, Khonsa.
  1. Weekly market at Deomali to be closed until further order. Khonsa Local Market and weekly vegetable vendors on every Saturday will remain functional with all SoPsi.e Social Distancing and 100 % mask wearing.
  1. EE (PWD) to arrange the following:-

(i) 4 rooms of Deomali I.B (PWD) for CCC/ DCHC.

(ii) 2 rooms of new circuit house, Deomali for Medical staff/ Security personnel.

  1. EE (PHED) to arrange the following:-

(i) Water filter system in type- V quarter, Deomali (GA)

(ii) Arrangement of water supply in all CCC/ DCHC in Deomali and Khonsa.

  1. Nodal Officer for COVID:- Dr. Palash Rakshit, District Surveillance Officer.
  2. COVID diet shall be arranged through vendors.
  3. DF & CSO to arrange for 2 gas cylinder for medical staff on duty as and when required.
  4. Polytechnic girls’ hostel, Khonsa has been demarcated as COVID Care Centre   , Khonsa.
  5. Necessary requisition of drivers and vehicles will be done from all HoDs as and when required. Hence, all HoDs may provide the list of drivers to be executed by ADC/ DDMO, Khonsa.
  6. ADC, Deomali and DDMO, Khonsa to arrange for tent in POE.
  7. Inter Departmental Team for check gates will be notified.         Action by :-      ADC (HQ).
  8. To contain further spreading of COVID-19 pandemic all instructions of Govt. Notification File No. Secretary (Health) SoP-II/2020 Dated. Itanagarthe 17th April, 2021 shall be followed in toto.

Covid second wave cases a meeting with PRI leaders

Tawang: 20th April 2021:Due to surge in Covid second wave cases a meeting with PRI leaders, Representatives from NGos, Army Para military forces and other concern department heads was conducted in the conference hall of DC office Tawang this morning. The meeting was chaired by Honble MLA Tawang Shri Tsering Tashi, Speaking to the members present Shri Tsering Tashi, expressed his gratitude to the District Administration headed by DC for their sincere and dedicated service during lock downs last time and he also conveyed his gratitude to all the person and NGOs who supported the Administration and Government in containing COVID first wave. But we have became little careless since November last, we shouldn’t forget that danger of COVID-19 is yet to be over, taking reference from various sources he said that second wave of COVID-19 is more infectious and we should be very careful. He further said that we should increase our awareness activities informing our public to use face masks regularly, maintain social distancing, and minimize social gatherings. We should encourage all to come forward and take vaccinations those who are eligible for it. We have to strictly follow and implement the SOPs being issued by Government from time to time till we succeed in stopping the chain of COVID infection he added.

            Expressing his concern for the drivers carrying essential commodities and problems faced by them during lockdowns last year ZPC Tawang Shri Leki Gombu said that in case of such situation we need to take care of these drivers, because they don’t get food for days due to shut down of all the line hotels, they are also frontline workers. He further requested the GREF authorities to strictly monitor the movement of their personnel and follow SOPs.

            While DC Tawang Shri Sang Phuntsok, informed that as per government notification received all the people coming from outside shall have to compulsorily go through RAT testing at Point of entry. This time all the services like COVID care, and transportation etc are to be paid by the person availing these services. All kind of gatherings having more than 50 persons are restricted and he further instructed DDMO to activate all the Incident commanders and District control room.

            Earlier DMO Tawang Dr. Wangdi Lama shared his information about second wave of COVID-19 with  the house. Representatives of GREF, and other NGOs also kept their views and suggestions in the meeting.   

DTFI Meets on Covid-19 Vaccine and Routine Immunization

Aalo, January, 29: The District Task Force on Immunization held under the Chairmanship of Shri Henkir Lollen, SDO took up all key issues pertaining to implementation of Covid-19 vaccine and routine immunization at Conference Hall of DC today. The SDO stressed on administering the two doses phase wise to all in order the wipe out the disease. He stressed on generating awareness on the vaccine to all health care workers, particularly Anganwadi workers who are unreachable through respective CDPOs so that first phase of vaccination is completed soon. He assured to mobilize the frontline workers of DC office to take the vaccine in time. Stressing on fear psychosis among the workers to take the vaccine and absence during vaccination is sort of problem and he suggested the department Heads to show the way by taking the vaccine from top to bottom. The DMO and other Programme Officers in the district and the MOs in the PHCs, CHCs have done the same to dispel rumors of side effects doing the round in media.The vaccine is quite safe and govt. has pumped in crores of rupees to prepare the vaccine for us and all must come forward to avail the free facility. The DFWO Dr. Tomar Kamki, DSO Dr. Jombom Kato, DDMO, CDPO, DSP, ADEO Education and other gave useful tips on Covid Vaccination. The DPM Shri Yomto Lollen depicted the overall scenario of Covid-19 vaccine and routine immunization through power point presentation


Khonsa 31st January, 2021 :On National Intensive pulse polio immunization day the 31st January 2021,  Deputy commissioner Tiraplaunched pulse polio vaccination drive at General hospital Khonsa in presence of Medical Superintendent Dr.KhogenSocia, Dr.Nidak Angu, I/c. DMO, Doctors, health workers and parents bringing their children (0 to 5 years age)for pulse polio immunization.


While administering IPPI vaccines – DC Tirap Taro Mize expressed happiness and praised on the preparation made by health department and sought cooperation from all the denizens of Tirap to immunise their children (0 to 5)years of age, which will protect the children from paralysis due to poliomyelitis.

Covid -19 Vaccination at PHC Bongleng.

Covid -19 vaccination at PHC Bongleng was inoculated to 14beneficiaries today,PHC Bongleng is situated near Indo Bhutan border village under Bongkhar circle. The session was inaugurated by Circle Officer Shri  Phuntso  Tashi in presence of Medical Officer Dr.Pema Dolma,public leaders and  DRCHO Tawang Dr.Lobsang Tempa,Dr Tempa has been  continously supervising the vaccination sessions in the District.

Vaccination session also held at KDS DH Tawang where 106 beneficiaries has been vaccinated successfully.

DCM inaugurated a Dialysis Unit at Namsai District Hospital.

Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Chowna Mein inaugurated a Dialysis Unit while MLA Namsai, Chau ZingnuNamchoom inaugurated a Tuberculosis Centre at NamsaiDistrict Hospitaltoday in presence of Lekang MLA, SmtJummumEteDeori. DCM in his inaugural speech said that before the Covid-19 pandemic, health care facilities were minimal in the State and the 9 months long pandemic has made us realized the importance of health care facilities. He informed that the State Govt has taken a mission to upgrade the infrastructure of all the District Hospital to improve the health care facilities with a massive investment of Rs 400 Crores across the State. He said that Namsai District Hospital will also be upgraded in the same line with investment of Rs 24 Crore which would be funded under RIDF, he added. He further said that Dialysis Unit in Namsai District Hospital was a long felt need of the people of the area as the people of Namsai and adjoining districts have to travel to Assam for such treatment which involve huge expenses. He said that the Dialysis Unit at District Hospital, Namsai established under Prime Minister National Dialysis Program will benefit the people of 8 districts of Eastern Arunachal namely, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Anjaw, Lohit, Namsai, Changlang, Tirap and Longding Districts. He also said that with the opening of Tuberculosis Centre in the District Hospital, Namsai has joint rest of the nation in the mission to eradicate the tuberculosis by 2025 as envisioned by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. Namsai MLA, Chau ZingnuNamchoom and Lekang MLA, JummumEteDeori also spoke on the occasion. Among others, DC Namsai, R K Sharma, State Epidemiologist, Dr L Jampa and DMO Namsai, Dr Nang Surya Namchoom were also present on the occasion.

Ering inaugurates covid-19 vaccination at BPGH

Pasighat January 16: Joining the rest of the nation in the largest vaccination drive,Pasighat West MLA,NinongEring todayinaugurated the first phase of covid-19 vaccination here at BakinPertin General Hospital(BPGH), Pasighat in East Siang. Altogether, 100 Health Care Workers comprising of Doctors, Nurses, Sanitary assistants, MTS, Drivers of health department, were administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine today. The launch of the Covid-19 Vaccination and the address to the nation by the Prime Minister NarendraModi was also witnessed during the occasion virtually. Ering on the occasionsaid that it was moment of great pride to be part of the historic launch by the Prime Minister, Shri NarendraModiin the fight against covid-19. He also lauded CM, Pema Khandu for the historic launch & efforts in the fight against covid-19 in the state. The vaccine is the result of hardwork of our Scientists & Doctors adding that we must continue to follow preventive SoPs, Ering said,during his interaction with media after the inauguration. DC East Siang, Dr.Kinny Singh in her message also asserted that the historic launch marks our determined efforts to fight against the virus. The Healthcare workers of our district as Covid Warriors have worked 24×7 in the fight against the Coronavirus. The DC appealed all to continue to follow preventive guidelines. Jt. DHS (T&C), BPGH, Dr. D.Raina, who was also administered the Covid vaccine, informed that the after the administration of the first dose today, the next dose will be taken after 28 days and urged all to continue to follow Covid preventive guidelines of wearing mask, social distancing, hand-washing& sanitization. DC, Dr.Kinny Singh, ADC (Hq), TaddoBorang, Jt. DHS (T&C), Dr.D.Raina,DMO, Dr. Kaling Dai, DRCHO, Dr. T.Gao, Medical Superintendent, BPGH , YR.Ringu, Chief Councillor, PMC, Okiam Moyong Borang, Councillors, ZPM, OgamMengu, DD ICDS, MachiGao were among others present on the launching ceremony.The vaccination ceremony was organized by maintaining all Covid-protocols.