State Chief Minister visited Senapati to review the situation arising out of Covid-19 pandemic in the district on Monday.
The state CM was accompanied with Dr. Ranjan Sapam, Advisor to CM (Health), V. Vumlunmang, Principal Secretary (Health) and Secretary to CM which was attended by 3 MLAs of 47-Karong, 48-Mao and 49-Tadubi A/C, district administration, health workers and representatives of district CSOs.
Mahesh Chaudhari, IAS, DC, Senapati highlighted the district Covid-19 status with the prevalence as on May 23 on power point display that stood at 56 active cases (44 on home isolation and 12 at Isolation ward) and 8 deaths from the district since the previous year till date.
M. Pradip Singh, IPS, SP, Senapati in his report mentioned that the district Police had imposed “No entry without Negative result” at Entry Point, Mao Gate and Pudunamei-Kedima road. The approach seeking for ILP at the entry point has reportedly lowered drastically. The district SP declared all personnel in the Police department are reported to have vaccinated.
Solomon Arow, President, Naga People’s Organization (NPO) in his statement stated that the district CSOs are always together with the district administration and ready to extend their full cooperation even in future too. With positive cases surging, the NPO President stated that the worst could come in the near future and assured to cooperate with the district administration seeking for support from the state government in the mission to contain the spread of the virus. The NPO President believes that the spread of the virus could be reduced if the spread of the virus could be controlled properly at Senapati being the gateway of the state. Coming to shortage of manpower in the district hospital, the NPO leader seek the permission to release the doctors who are posted at Senapati but are utilised in the valley in view of the pandemic including transfer of posting from the district so that it will not affect the district’s already thinned out manpower at this point of time, he asserted. He also sought the attention of the CM and minister concerned to provide mortuary van, adequate ambulance in the district. The NPO had reportedly sent one representation to the CM on May 13 last and request to look into it for necessary action.
PHED Minister L. Dikho called the visit of the chief minister as an important one. While lauding the district administration and frontline workers for their endless endeavour for the service of humanity, the minister who is also the district in charge expressed gratitude to all the medical doctors for commitment and dedication and who are maintaining the District Hospital, Sub-District Hospital, CHCs, PHCs and other health institutions in the district who were accorded with national prize award too. The 3 MLAs from the district are also reportedly doing their best through whatever resources they have for the welfare of the people and the district. The minister also requested the state government to assist whatever people of the district cannot afford from their own during the pandemic. At the same time the 3 MLAs are trying their best to make sure the district is self reliant and not trouble the state capital.
N. Biren Singh, Chief Minister, Manipur condoled the 8 victims who succumbed to Covid-19 from the district. With the arrival of the second wave of Covid-19, the chief minister stated that it is worse than the previous one. Only when positive cases were nearly ended, the second wave arrived in the state. With increase of positive cases and deaths during the last 6-7 days in the past, the chief minister mentioned that he could not sleep which made him to travel to see into how steps have been taking up at various districts to curb the spread of the virus.
The state Chief Minister came along with an ambulance and 10 nos. of oxygen concentrators for the district. The chief minister assured that people can overcome the pandemic with early detection and early medication. It is the only way to prevent and overcome from Covid-19. House to house survey to be introduced to see the condition of how people on home isolation are living with different room, separate toilets, etc. which he urged to spread the awareness of early detection as or when one gets similar symptoms of Covid-19. With the coming of pandemic, the CM mentioned that the state is now stocked with adequate amenities.
In view of population and number of requirements, the state CM assured to send the required number of oxygen to various places of the state in near future. The state government reportedly had given the order to start oxygen plant at Senapati which could refill 200 oxygen cylinders per day. Another 3 ambulance to be provided for Senapati district out of the one handed over on the day.
The CM also sought the cooperation of all to follow the SOPs and follow the dos and don’ts under the SOP to contain the spread of the virus. Unlike other disease, the CM stated that the disease is only for 14 days if one follows the proper SOPs. Unfortunate deaths occur only due to negligence by oneself at the early detection. With the need for random RAT testing, the state government is reported to have procured the required testing kits for safety of all. Out of the new medical doctors appointed recently, the CM also asks the DC and CMO to appoint required medical doctors from eligible candidates in view of manpower shortage in the district. At the end of the meeting, the CM interacted with the doctor in the district Covid ward and some Covid patients at the Isolation ward.