Manipur's Bishnupur district gets second Covid Care Centre at Ningthoukhong
There is also a plan to set up a mobile vaccination team which will reach different corners of the district, Krishna Kumar, DC, Bishnupur district, said on Friday.
In view of the rising COVID-19 cases needing hospitalisation in Bishnupur district, a second 100-bedded Covid care centre for the district was inaugurated on Friday by SDO Bishnupur Momoni Doly and Dr Chongtham Gunita in the presence of DC Bishnupur Krishna Kumar at Mangolnganbi College, Ningthoukhong.
DC Krishna Kumar said that as the capacity of the 1st Covid care centre located at Laukoipat, Bishnupur cannot accommodate the ever increasing referrals of COVID-19 positive patients, it was decided to open the second centre and this Covid care centre will start functioning from Friday itself.
He also said that the only way to save life is by vaccination. So, the prime focus is on it and also to increase the vaccination session site in the district which is nine at present, he said. There is also a plan to set up a mobile vaccination team which will reach different corners of the district after giving prior information to the people, he mentioned. The second focus is on testing, random testing will be done by selecting hot spot areas, bazaars and other congested areas, he added. In his speech, DC Krishna Kumar also thanked the CMO Bishnupur and his team for their dedication and other line departments for their relentless effort in fighting the pandemic.
The district has a 55-bedded Covid care centre at Laukoipat Bishnupur, 20 dedicated beds for COVID patients at District Hospital Isolation ward and three beds at High Dependency Unit, District Hospital Bishnupur. The 100-bedded second Covid Care Centre at Mangolnganbi College, Ningthoukhong has 37 oxygen concentrators and 20 D-type cylinders.
Today’s inauguration was also attended by additional deputy Commissioner H Bobby Sharma; additional SP Luikham Lanmio; CMO Bishnupur Dr N Gyaneshor and other officers and medical staff. (DIPR)