COVID-19 Second Wave in Manipur: CM Biren Singh seeks experts' opinion

N Biren Singh sought technical opinion on key points like manpower and material management, vaccination, nature of lockdown and containment zones, effective enforcement of SoPs, etc.


In view of the sudden upsurge of COVID-19 cases in the state in the past couple of days, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday sought expert opinion from medical experts, bureaucrats and police to effectively tackle the second wave of COVID-19 in a meeting held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Imphal.

N Biren Singh sought technical opinion on key points like manpower and material management, vaccination, nature of lockdown and containment zones, effective enforcement of SoPs, etc.

During the meeting, the chief minister assured the officials concerned that there would be no dearth of funds. He instructed them to acquire required equipment and engage manpower at the earliest and further asked them to increase Covid beds in hospitals and re-activate Covid Care Centres as soon as possible.

N Biren Singh also expressed the need to utilise the manpower of the Education department in assisting the officials of the Health department in suitable tasks like making enquiry of home isolation patients.

Education minister S Rajen; advisor to CM (Health) Dr S Ranjan; additional chief secretary MH Khan; principal secretary (Health) V Vumlunmang; commissioner (Education-S) T Ranjit; director (Health) Dr K Rajo; JNIMS director professor K Bhimo; Shija Hospitals managing director Dr Kh Palin; Babina Group managing director Dr Th Dhabali; Imphal West DC N Praveen; Imphal East additional DC Shamim Ahmad Shah; Imphal East SP H Jogeshchandra; Imphal West SP K Meghachandra and high ranking officers of Directorate of Health Services were present in the meeting.

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First Published:April 29, 2021, 11:22 p.m.

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