AYUSH hospital to be utilised as COVID Care Centre: Health minister

The concerned construction agency and contractors have also been instructed to complete the structure as soon as possible, Jayantakumar said.

Manipur Health and Family Welfare Minister L Jayantakumar Singh has said that the newly constructed 50 bedded AYUSH Hospital at Keirao, Imphal East will be utilised as COVID Care Centre after the structure is completed and ready for use.

The minister was speaking to the media on his inspection visit at Keirao where construction of the hospital is underway and about to be completed in a few days on Friday. He was accompanied by CEO of State AYUSH Society, Manipur, Dr A Guneshwor Sharma, EE of TP Cell, Geeta Devi and other officials.

Jayantakumar said that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue for another several more months and the government needs to make proper plans ahead of the unexpected increase of COVID-19 cases in the state. 

As a step to meet the present requirement of COVID care facilities, the government is planning to utilise the 50 bedded AYUSH hospital as COVID Care Centre. The concerned construction agency and contractors have also been instructed to complete the structure as soon as possible, he added.

First Published:Aug. 14, 2020, 11:16 p.m.