IMA also recommended well payment of junior doctors and health workers engaged on Covid duties on contractual basis as per their regular counterpart and give them preference for regular government post later.
Apart from shortage of oxygen cylinder, oxygen concentrator and ventilators, there is also acute shortage of manpower in respect of doctors and nurses at Covid Care Centre.
In view of the worsening scenario, the CPI-M Manipur State Committee has demanded the state government to provide immediate alternative arrangement for COVID-19 infected persons requiring critical medical intervention.
Thoubal district administration opened its second COVID Care Centre in the district on Wednesday by shifting the Community Home Isolation Centre (CHIC) at Wangjing Kodompokpi Sports Complex, Khangabok AC to Lamding High School.
Kangpokpi has been witnessing an alarming surge of Covid infection and fatality since the past few days but only one ventilator is reportedly functional.
Altogether, 17 patients were admitted to the men's Covid care centre on opening day in Imphal.
The centre will put up COVID-19 infected patients who are asymptomatic.
State Health Director Dr K Rajo said that automated contactless sanitiser is more effective as the area of coverage is larger than the hand held sanitiser.
The 60 years old ASHA worker, Hevei Haokip from ward no.5 in Kangpokpi district is the frontline worker among many others infected with the deadly virus in the district during the pandemic COVID-19.
COVID-19 patients informed IFP that they have to drain out the water from their room almost every day.
Necessary preparations are underway with joint efforts from the medical directorate, PWD, PHED and electricity department.
Necessary measures will be taken to ensure smooth functioning of the new COVID-19 care centre once it opens, the Tengnoupal DC said.
Additional 47 beds will be added soon to raise the number of beds to 300, the health minister said on Tuesday.