Manipur: Aid provided to patients under home isolation, mass testing conducted

Chairman of Covid task force Kangpokpi Haolet Khongsai said that so far around 500 individuals have already been tested under the initiative of CTF Kangpokpi.


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As a part of its daily activity, Covid task force of Kangpokpi assembly constituency executed various preventive measures in the respective areas on Monday.

The COVID task force visited all Covid patients undergoing home isolation in Kangpokpi town and distributed basic requirements such as rice and pulses donated by the local MLA.

Its chairman Haolet Khongsai and secretary Hekim Hangshing also conducted random mass testing within its jurisdiction.

Earlier, the Covid task force in collaboration with the mobile testing team of District Hospital Kangpokpi and personnel of Kangpokpi police station had conducted mass testing upon violators of the local lockdown and shop keepers in the town.

As part of the mass testing drive, the task force in collaboration with Kangpokpi police led by SI Rex and Covid testing team of District Hospital Kangpokpi conducted another random mass testing to the shopkeepers, who were yet to be tested, of various localities in the town.

Around 21 shopkeepers were tested at District Hospital Kangpokpi and all were found to be negative.

During the random mass testing drive, the task force came across a workshop owner who set an example by accepting the request of the task force team for testing.

“We should not hesitate to get tested. In case if we are tested positive, we should not feel embarrassed. Rather, we should be thankful to the Task force for their tireless efforts in preventing further spreading of the virus and for our timely treatment,” said Helun, the workshop owner.

However, some of the ward members restricted the task force from conducting mass testing on the ward members who were not willing to get tested.

Following such hindrance encountered by the task force, the local MLA instructed them to seal the shops of those who are not willing to get tested.

The task force in presence of the ward member concerned also discharged those patients who are under home isolation after obtaining a negative report from the medical department.

Speaking to the media, chairman of Covid task force Kangpokpi Haolet Khongsai said that so far, under the initiative of CTF Kangpokpi, almost 500 individuals have already been tested during the mass testing drive and around 10 individuals were found positive.

He continued that they have provided essential items to all home isolation patients provided by the local MLA.

He further said that apart from the mass testing drive, it also embarked on various other Covid related activities and they will continue. 

First Published:June 8, 2021, 12:03 a.m.

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