Imphal: As a part of the Government’s initiative to develop infrastructure in the Health Sector of the State, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Wednesday handed over 10 Basic Life Support ambulances to Six Autonomous District Councils (ADC) of the State. The distribution programme was held at the Western Gate of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.
Two ambulances each were provided to the ADCs for 4 districts namely Churachandpur, Chandel, Kangpokpi and Ukhrul while one ambulance each to the ADCs of Tamenglong and Senapati District. The ambulances were received by the concerned Chief Executive Officers of the respective ADCs.
The ambulances were procured with the funding from the Department of Tribal Affairs & Hills, Manipur amid the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department had earlier placed an order for 18 ambulances consisting of 12 Basic Life Support (BLS) and 6 Advanced Life Support (ALS). Of the 18 ambulances ordered, 10 BLS which were distributed today had reached Imphal as 1st phase while another 2 BLS, one each for Tamenglong and Senapati ADCs and 6 ALS, one each for all the six ADCs are expected to arrive by 25th of this month as 2nd phase.
It may be mentioned that the ambulances were distributed to strengthen the infrastructure of the health sector at district level as well as block level under the initiative of the ADCs. The ambulances which were distributed today shall be jointly utilized and maintained by ADC and District Hospital Concerned.
Tribal Affairs and Hills Minister Vungzagin Valte, Chairman, MANIREDA Ginsuanhau, Deputy Chairman, Manipur State Planning Board L. Rameshwor, Additional Chief Secretary Letkhogin Haokip and other Government Officials also attended the programme among others.