All doctors and other health staff including nurses were ordered to remain alert round the clock to meet the health emergencies, in view of the increasing trend in the spread of COVID-19 infections.
An order of Manipur Health department issued on May 12 stated that all doctors and other health staff of the district hospitals, CHC, PHC, HWC (health and wellness centre) and PHSC must always remain in their places of duty without fail to meet the medical emergencies round the clock. In other words, the day-wise duty roster system is strictly prohibited for doctors and health staff, the order issued by the Health director, Dr K Rajo Singh stated. Non-compliance of the order will be strictly dealt with as per rules, the order stated while asserting that the increasing trend in the spread of COVID-19 infections has become steeper and more widespread all over the state. This has necessitated all the public health facilities to remain alert round the clock to meet the health emergencies, it added.
The COVID-19 situation in Manipur is grim as the state is hit by the second wave since the last week of March this year.