SOP for inter-state, intra-state movement of vehicles and persons coming soon: Manipur CM

UT News Service | IMPHAL, AUG 25: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued soon for the inter-state and intra-state movement of vehicles and persons.

Biren then appealed to the people of the state to stop stigmatizing and discriminating the healthcare workers who are risking their lives to save others at this hour of pandemic. 

         Briefing the media persons in Imphal on Tuesday, the Chief Minister said that the priority of the government is to save human lives from the dreaded disease. He informed that the people of the state need not panic and affirmed that the situation is under control. He also said that “we must learn to live with the virus till the vaccine is developed”. He then urged the people to adhere to the guidelines and SOPs issued by the government. The Chief Minister further said that the government has already issued an order that all asymptomatic patients can go for home isolation under the supervision of doctors.

         The Chief Minister then said that with the preventive and precautionary measures being taken up by the government, “we could reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the State”. He then appreciated the civil society organisations, Police, Health workers and people for their co-operation and support in combating the virus in the State. N. Biren Singh informed that the government has given Rapid Antigen Testing kits to hospitals including private hospitals so that they can conduct COVID-19 testing before admitting patients to the hospitals. PPE kits will also be provided to all the private hospitals, he added.

        N. Biren Singh then stated that out of 1608 active cases, around 800 cases are Paramilitary personnel and 800 cases are from the general population. The Chief Minister also stated that the recovery rate of Covid-19 cases in the State is around 70% which is much higher than that of other States and National average. The fatality rate of the State stands at 0.4 % while the National average is 1.9 %, he added.

Replying to a query regarding increasing numbers of cases in paramilitary personnel in the State, the Chief Minister informed that a meeting has been convened on Wednesday with the high ranking officials of CAPF to review the measures being taken up by their units to combat the further spread of the disease among the personnel. He further informed that the State government has requested the Union Home Ministry to suspend further transfer and postings of CAPF personnel in the State for some period. 

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