Random Mass COVID-19 testing in Kangpokpi: Four test positive

With 13 new positive cases and seven recoveries, COVID-19 active cases in Kangpokpi stand at 92.


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Four individuals tested positive for COVID-19 during a random mass testing conducted at different places in Kangpokpi district, Manipur on Thursday.

Covid task force Kangpokpi in collaboration with the mobile testing team of District Hospital Kangpokpi and police personnel of Kangpokpi police station conducted another random mass testing especially among vegetable vendors, shopkeepers and pharmacists in the town.

Among the 99 persons tested, two women, both hotel/shopkeepers and one owner of a meat vendor were found infected with COVID-19.

Volunteers of Covid task force Kangpokpi and personnel of Kangpokpi police station ferried the shopkeepers, pharmacists and vegetable vendors on the police vehicle while the mobile testing team of District Hospital Kangpokpi conducted the RAT tests at District Hospital Kangpokpi.

After verifying the residences of the three positive persons, the two women were found to be eligible for home isolation while the owner of the meat shop was lodged at the Community Home Isolation Centre (CHIC) in BJP Office since his residence is not eligible for home isolation.

Chairman, Covid task force Kangpokpi Haolet Khongsai said that random mass testing will continue in the town.

Earlier, a random mass testing was conducted earlier by the same task force in collaboration with the District hospital Kangpokpi and police personnel of Kangpokpi Police Station where one individual was found to be positive.

Meanwhile, Kangpokpi district CSO Covid task force along with police personnel of Gamnom- Sapormeina police station led by inspector JK Haokip and a medical team led by medical officer, PHC Saitu-Gamphazol Dr Jamlal Haokip also conducted a mass testing drive to the street vendors of Mongpijang, Charhajare, Damdei and Gamgiphai.

More than a 100 were tested during the drive and one individual from Damdei test centre tested positive for the viral infection.

The district CSO task force dropped the Covid patient at his residence and sealed his residence in the presence of the village authority.

Secretary Kangpokpi district CSO Covid task force Thangtinlen Haokip said that the mass testing drive was conducted in compliance with the government order under the leadership of chief minister N Biren Singh.

Reminding the state government of the discussions made in the recently held district review meeting, chairman of the task force Thangminlen Kipgen urged the state government to provide an ambulance for Twilang area under T Waichong Sub Division. He also appealed to MLA Kayisii to look into the matter urgently.

The Covid task force also reminded the state government to procure a 10KV generator for the provision of an interrupted power supply at the district Covid care centre.

Meanwhile, with 13 new positive cases and seven recoveries, COVID-19 active cases in Kangpokpi stand at 92.

First Published:June 4, 2021, 12:34 a.m.

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