Manipur CM Biren reviews COVID-19 situation, urges timely hospitalisation for effective treatment

The chief minister also asked the officials to make a WhatsApp Group for the medical superintendents of all the government and private hospitals for better coordination among them.


Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the state in a meeting held at the lawn of the chief minister’s secretariat on Tuesday.

Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar, ministers Th Biswajit, L Dikho, Letpao Haokip, Awangbou Newmai, S Rajen, Vungzagin Valte, O Lukhoi, Th Satyabrata, O Henry, chief Secretary Rajesh Kumar, principal secretary (Health) V Vumlunmang, director (Health) Dr K Rajo, RIMS director professor A Shant,; JNIMS director Dr K Bhimo and other high ranking officials attended the meeting.

CM Biren emphasised on the need for timely diagnosis and hospitalisation for effective treatment and prevention of casualties. He directed the officials concerned to regularly monitor availability of oxygen in all the districts.

The chief minister also asked the officials to make a WhatsApp Group for the medical superintendents of all the government and private hospitals for better coordination among them.

A group of experts headed by Health Services director Dr K Rajo recently conducted a survey to find out the causes of death to COVID-19 patients in RIMS, JNIMS, Shija Hospitals and Raj Medicity. Late hospitalisation is stated to be the main reason for most of the casualties as per their findings. It was observed that there is a need for creating awareness among the general public to attend hospital as soon as the patient becomes symptomatic.

RIMS Hospital currently has 170 isolation beds including 17 ICU beds, JNIMS has 145 beds including 15 ICUs, Shija Hospitals has 57 beds including 15 ICUs and Raj Medicity has 21 beds including 4 ICUs. 

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First Published:Dec. 2, 2020, 12:05 a.m.

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