Manipur government urged to chalk out effective plans ahead of impending COVID-19 third wave

UNACSU appealed to the government to modify the SOPs in such a manner that the farmers can start cultivation and farming works.


Imphal (Photo: IFP)

Amid reports of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic likely to hit India in six-eight weeks as cautioned by experts, several organisations have urged the Manipur government to chalk out effective plans to prevent the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. They also suggested modification in the SOP and the roles to be taken up by the civil bodies and the public. 

The United All Communities' Social Up lifters (UNACSU)also appealed to the state government to take up necessary measures to prevent patients from having any post Covid complications. The government can take up certain measures like diagnosing the lungs and hearts of patients who have been infected with COVID-19, UNACSU stated in a release.

Considering the impact on the economy by the Covid pandemic, UNACSU appealed to the government to modify the SOPs in such a manner that the farmers can start cultivation and farming works.

Earlier, the All Club Organisation Association and Meira Paibi Lup (ACOAM-Lup), Kangleipak had also appealed to the state government for early planning to prevent the COVID-19 third wave.

The ACOAM-LUP stated in a release that the state government is taking various steps to control the pandemic. However, COVID-19 cases continue to surge. It would be much better for the state to begin some preparation to face the third wave of COVID-19.

“Let us fight collectively from all walks of life to prevent the third wave of COVID-19. But at the same time, the state government should also take up some extra precautionary measures particularly to face third wave,” it added.

ACOAM-LUP is ready to extend all possible support for the people who genuinely require basic help during this pandemic, it added.

The Imphal Free Press had also urged the government to take swift action to set up special COVID care centres for children across the state, before the third wave hits the state.

The IFP had also nudged the government on the issue in its editorial. It had mentioned that the state should start focussing on charting a new strategy to ensure smooth flow of oxygen supply to hospitals, increasing critical care facilities with ventilators in all hospitals. We have to think for the possible third wave and plan ahead.

First Published:June 19, 2021, 1:38 p.m.

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