Noting seriously the rapid rise in the number of death cases of COVID-19 patients in the state, the Manipur government on Thursday assigned two IAS officers to monitor the healthcare delivery to the COVID-19 patients.
An official source said that the state government has deputed two commissioners to look after the healthcare delivery system and monitor the healthcare facilities being provided to COVID-19 patients at Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), the two important hospitals where special wards to treat the COVID-19 infected patients are being treated.
As per an order issued by the secretary (Health) of the state government, commissioner (RD and PR) Nithi Kesarwani has been deputed at RIMS hospital while commissioner (Education) T Ranjit at JNIMS hospital.
In view of the problems being faced in the admission of COVID-19 infected patients, the state government has also started taking up processes for conversion of Hotel Imphal at North AOC as Covid care centre.
The state has been witnessing a rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 cases among the general population amid experts’ fears of community transmission taking place in the state.
Meanwhile, as per the latest report of the COVID-19 Common Control Room of the state government, 284 new cases were confirmed during the testing of 2,109 samples in the last 24 hours.
Among them, 19 are Central security personnel posted in the state and two locals are returnees from other states while the rest 263 are locals with no significant travel history.
Meanwhile, the state reported one more death on Thursday took the COVID-19 fatality tally of the state to 104. A 58-year-old man from Imphal West died at Raj Medicity hospital, Imphal.
A total of 166 patients were discharged during the last 24 hours taking the total number of recovered cases in the state to 11,081. The recovery rate of the state stands at 77.06%.
Currently, a total of 3,193 active cases including 345 CAPF personnel were treated at various Covid care centres.
The COVID-19 tally of the state stands at 14,378, out of which 11,791 are from the general population and 2,587 from the Central security personnel.