Government working on mission to ensure no loss of lives from COVID-19 in Manipur: CM Biren

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren visited Chandel and Tengnoupal districts to take stock of the situation in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday said that his government is working on a mission to ensure no loss of lives from COVID-19 in the state, while 13 more people in the state succumbed to the illness as per the latest update by the state health department. Manipur's COVID-19 death toll reached 761 on Friday, while the positive caseload rose to 47,843.

The chief minister gave the assurance during a visit to Chandel and Tengnoupal districts to take stock of the situation in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. He had visited several districts of the state to review the situation of the pandemic and take up necessary measures to contain it.

At the review meeting held at the Mini Secretariat, Chandel district, the deputy commissioners of Chandel and Tengnoupal District made a brief presentation on the cumulative status of the COVID-19 situation and their efforts to contain its spread.

The chief minister assured the two districts of possible arrangements to meet necessities for fighting the pandemic in their districts.

Stressing that the government is working on its mission to ensure no loss of lives from COVID-19, Biren said oxygen plants would be installed in the two districts to ensure no shortage of oxygen supply.

Necessary materials for setting up the plant had already been brought to the state for the purpose, he added.

The chief minister instructed the Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) of the two districts to send their staff to monitor Home Isolation patients in time.

If any patient had no proper amenities for home isolation, he or she should be brought to the nearest COVID Care Centre to prevent the spread of virus to other family members, he added.

Biren also reiterated that necessary items like medicines and pulse oximeters among others would be provided to home isolation patients and asked the concerned CMOs to take the requirements from the Health Directorate.

Informing that the government had earlier launched Manipur State Mental Health Helpline (104 or 1800-345-3833) to provide psychological support faced due to the pandemic, Biren instructed the district DCs present to take steps to make the public aware of certain Helpline numbers.

The chief minister also appealed to the public not to believe in any rumours regarding the pandemic other than those declared by the scientific community of the country, and to support the mass testing which will be commenced soon and to strictly adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the government.

Water Resources Minister Letpao Haokip, Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen, advisor to chief minister (Health) Sapam Ranjan, MLA D Korungthang, MLA M Rameshwar, principal secretary V Vumlunmang and other government officials attended the review meeting among others.

During his visit to the district, the chief minister also inaugurated School Fagathansi at Maha Union Higher Secondary School located at Japhou village. He also inaugurated the Chamdil Town Hall located at the district which was constructed by the Manipur Police Housing Corporation Limited.

Biren inspected the project on “Widening and Strengthening of two laning with hard shoulder of Pallel - Chandel Section from Km 0.00 to Km 18.292 of NH-102C on EPC mode under NHIDCL, government of India. He further instructed the implementing agency to complete the project before the year ends.

First Published:May 29, 2021, 8:50 a.m.

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