Manipur CM authorises DCs to declare curfew in their respective jurisdictions

N Biren Singh urged the district administrations and the doctors to strengthen measures to save lives and put in best efforts to flatten the Covid curve.


Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday gave authorisation to all the deputy commissioners to declare curfew in their respective jurisdictions.

The approval was given during a meeting held via video conferencing to review the prevailing situation of the sudden upsurge of COVID-19 positive cases in the state. The meeting was attended by DCs, SPs, CMOs of different districts and doctors of RIMS, JNIMS and COVID Care Centres.

Speaking at the video conference, he expressed serious concern over the sudden rise in the number of casualties and positive cases in the past couple of days. He urged the district administrations and the doctors to strengthen measures to save lives and put in best efforts to flatten the Covid curve.

For this, CM Biren said, all the DCs are authorised to declare curfew in their respective jurisdictions. They are also permitted to hire required vehicles and engage necessary manpower on a daily wage basis. An order to this effect would also be issued by the state government soon, he added.

The chief minister further said that as announced earlier, the government would prioritise those medical personnel, who have completed 100 days of COVID-19 duties, for government recruitments. Moreover, dedicated personnel in hospitals and COVID Care Centres would be awarded special incentives as well, he added.

CM Biren also directed all concerned to do whatever possible to reduce people's inconvenience in hospitalisation and getting treatment. He also asked the doctors to attend the patients to their satisfaction in the Covid wards in regular intervals.

PHED Minister L Dikho, Forest Minister Awangbow Newmai, Hill Areas Committee chairman K Leishiyo, advisor to CM (Health) Dr S Ranjan, DGP LM Khaute, additional chief secretary MH Khan and other officials were also present at the video conference.

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First Published:May 7, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

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