Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Friday visited Chandel District Headquarters to take stock of the COVID-19 situation in Chandel and Tengnoupal districts. He had been visiting various districts of the State to review the situation of the pandemic and take up necessary measures to contain it.
At the review meeting held at the Mini Secretariat, Chandel District, the Deputy Commissioners of Chandel and Tengnoupal District made a brief presentation on the cumulative status of the COVID-19 situation and their efforts to contain its spread.
The Chief Minister, after having a proper look at the presentation made by the Deputy Commissioners (DCs), assured to make possible arrangements to meet necessities required for fighting the pandemic in their districts.
Stating that the Government is working in its mission to ensure no loss of lives from COVID-19, N. Biren expressed his concern on the need to timely prevent the district from the second wave of the pandemic. He continued that he had been visiting certain districts, where many small communities reside, to show that the Government is always with the people at the time of hardship.
He informed that an oxygen plant would also be installed soon in the district to ensure no shortage of oxygen supply and added the necessary materials for setting up the plant had already been brought to the State for the purpose. He instructed the Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) of the two districts to timely send their staff to monitor Home Isolation patients. If found that any patient had no proper amenities for home isolation, he or she should be brought to the nearest COVID Care Centre to prevent the spread of virus to other family members, he added. He also reiterated that necessary items like medicines and pulse oximeters among others would be provided to Home isolation patients and asked the concerned CMOs to take the requirements from the Health Directorate.
Informing that the Government had earlier launched Manipur State Mental Health Helpline (104 or 1800-345-3833) to provide psychological support faced due to the pandemic, N. Biren instructed the DCs present to take up steps to make the public aware of certain Helpline numbers.
The Chief Minister also appealed to the public not to believe in any rumours regarding the pandemic other than those declared by the scientific community of the Country. He also urged people to support the mass testing which will be commenced soon and to strictly adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the Government.
Water Resources Minister Letpao Haokip, Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen, and other officials attended the review meeting among others.
During his visit to the district, the Chief Minister also inaugurated School Fagathansi at Maha Union Higher Secondary School located at Japhou village. He also inaugurated the Chamdil Town Hall located at the district which was constructed by Manipur Police Housing Corporation Limited.
On his way to Chandel District Headquarter, N. Biren Singh also inspected the project on “Widening and Strengthening of two lanning with the hard shoulder of Pallel – Chandel Section from Km 0.00 to Km 18.292 of NH-102C on EPC mode under NHIDCL, Government of India. He further instructed the implementing agency to complete the project before the year ends.