Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Tuesday held a video conference with DCs of different districts on the COVID-19 situation. The meeting came amid a recent spike in Coronavirus cases in the State.
During the conference, the Chief Minister mainly enquired the DCs about the number of active cases, home isolation patients, vaccination, preparations going on for re-activation of COVID Care Centres, etc. He instructed them to be prepared for the possible situation coming in the next two months.
The Chief Minister also asked them to submit detailed reports on their activities, preparations and inadequacies to the Principal Secretary (Health), Government of Manipur with a copy to the Chief Minister’s Office.
Cautioning that everybody should be very careful now as the new strain of COVID-19 is stated to be airborne, the Chief Minister asked the DCs to properly check whether the home isolation patients are kept isolated from other family members. The Chief Minister also instructed to bring the home isolation patients to COVID Care Centres if the officials visiting them are not convinced that the family has required amenities like separate toilets and rooms for home isolation.
N. Biren Singh also directed them to expedite formation of COVID Awareness cum Enforcement Committees of different Assembly Constituencies and do the needful to re-activate COVID Care Centres at the earliest. He also stressed on the need to cross-check COVID negative reports for those entering the State from different entry points.
The Chief Minister also instructed the DCs to intensify vaccination, raise more awareness and penalise SoP violators stringently.