Many voluntary organisations across the state, including both hill and valley regions had come out and given support to the War on Drugs campaign, CM Biren said.
As per a report from Young Vaiphei Association, they have managed to transport 32 bodies from hospitals in Imphal to villages in the hill areas of Manipur in 2020 and also extended help in the burial of 11 people who died from COVID-19.
The two ambulances were handed over to assistant commissioner to DC Ukhrul Kachamthai Faiga Gangmei and chief medical officer Dr AS Kapangring and SDO Kamjong HL Jain, and DSO of Kamjong Dr Mathotmi to be used during COVID-19 pandemic.
The minister’s father Dongzakham Valte handed over the ambulance to ZYA representatives at the minister’s quarter at Lamphelpat, Imphal.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren handed to the six ADCs the ambulances procured with the funding from the department of Tribal Affairs and Hills.
The ambulance was flagged off by the Chief medical officer of Churachandpur Dr Vumchinpau Tonsing on Monday.
The ambulance service is meant for the welfare of poor people, and anybody in need of the service can contact 8787766178.
The ambulance was handed over by president of TDC, Hijam Ranjit to general secretary of AMRTDMWU, Maimom Anil at his residence located at Kakwa Sorokhaibam Leikai, Imphal.
CM Biren called upon the people of the state to strictly utilise their civic sense and self-discipline as a strong means to prevent themselves from getting infected by COVID-19.
A Facebook post on alleged firing of an ambulance by bandh supporters on April 1 is nothing but an attempt to tarnish the image of Kangpokpi CVOs, a spokesperson said.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh also handed over an ambulance each to the chief medical officers (CMOs) of Noney, Imphal East, Tengoupal, Imphal West and the authority of the Directorate of Health Services.
The minister urged the people to make use of the ambulances without making any sort of payment or giving charges.
Manipur Health Minister L Jayentakumar said that eight more new vehicles for the health department and new districts of the state will be reaching the state soon.