COVID-19 Aid: RIMS doctors donate oxygen cylinders to institute

Head of neurology Department professor Th Suraj Singh handed over two medical oxygen cylinders to medical superintendent professor H Priyosakhi Devi in presence of RIMS director professor A Santa Singh, RIMS stated


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Several doctors of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal donated medical oxygen cylinders to the institute on Wednesday.

Head of neurology Department professor Th Suraj Singh handed over two medical oxygen cylinders to medical superintendent professor H Priyosakhi Devi in presence of RIMS director professor A Santa Singh, RIMS stated in a release signed by media advisor N Philip Singh.  

Professor Th Sachindeba Singh, deputy medical superintendent, professor N Sanjib Singh, deputy medical superintendent, DL Y Arunkumar Singh, assistant medical superintendent,  professor H Sunanda Devi, head of Respiratory department, professor Ch Shyamsundar Singh, head of Paediatrics, professor Y Chingsuingamba and Dr L Ushakiran from department of Ophthalmology handed over one medical oxygen cylinders each to the medical superintendent, it stated.  

The director and the medical superintendent appreciated and thanked the doctors who donated the medical oxygen cylinders, RIMS stated. They expressed the hope that the donation will improve significantly in management of Covid patients in the institute, adding that it is difficult to manage Covid patients without the required oxygen. It is expected that many doctors will continue to voluntarily donate at least one medical oxygen cylinder in the future, it added. 

16 families get Rs 20,000 each from Sagolband MLA RK Imo

MLA of Sagolband assembly constituency, RK Imo on Wednesday extended financial aid of Rs 20,000 each to 16 families who have lost their near and dear ones due to COVID-19.  

A release by the MLA stated that the last couple of months had been challenging for the entire state, resulting in many COVID-19 positive cases and deaths. Sagolband witnessed a huge surge in COVID-19 cases and COVID related deaths, and so he had extended the financial aid for the assembly constituency.

There have been 18 COVID related deaths in Sagolband during the second wave of pandemic. To start fulfilling the assurances that was announced earlier, a sum of Rs 20,000 each has been given to 16 families who have lost their family members. Financial aid will also be given to other families in the assembly constituency soon, it added.

"Though this gesture cannot bring back the lives of the family members, this is to let the people know that we are a part of the Sagolband family and we all will fight this together," it added.

The release urged everyone to stay at home and ensure safety of their family members, and further requested the people in Manipur to get vaccinated.

More than 5,000 people of all age groups in Sagolband have also been vaccinated at the Bijoy Govinda Centre. Aggressive mass COVID-19 testing is also undergoing at various localities of the assembly constituency, it added.

Sagolband Constituency Progressive Committee members are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Sagolband. Testing and treatment of all the COVID-19 affected people under the guidance of the Health department is going on, followed by distribution of essential items like rice, onions, potatoes, edible oil including medicines to all the people who are in home isolation, the release said.

Churachandpur: CCI donates essential items to 400 families in Pearsonmun village

The Centre for Community Initiative (CCI) on Wednesday donated 25 kg rice, 1 kg dal, potatoes, sugar, onions, milk powder, 1 litre mustard oil and hygiene kits each to 400 families in Pearsonmun village. Concerning the current situation being hit by the pandemic, the home delivery of the items was started on Tuesday. The beneficiaries included 100 families of people with disabilities, 200 families of street vendors and 100 families that are daily wage earners. 

First Published:June 10, 2021, 10:16 a.m.

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