Ukhrul distirct: One succumbs, Nine tested Covid-19 positive, Six residents sealed; Site for Oxygen Plant identified

Addl. DC Ukhrul grants permission to carry the mortal remains of late Ninghorla Lohe for burial at her native village - Jessami with strict SOP compliance.

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Nine persons have tested Covid-19 positive while the residence of the five infected persons have been sealed, barred entry and exit with immediate effect from the six containment zones on Tuesday.

In view of the impending threat of Covid-19 pandemic in the said geographical area, the district magistrate Ukhrul has sealed, barred entry and exit of population from the containment zone and had directed to initiate active surveillance of the cases.

Geographical areas being declared containment zone are the residences of Nengkim of Shangkai village and Ngashir Kachui of Meizailung, Ukhrul, JS Jacob, Kamphason tang Ukhrul, Wungpam Horam, Seipat Zingsho tang Ukhrul, Themreingam N, Dungrei Hungpung and Marinah K, Khamphason tang Ukhrul.

On the other hand, as requested by the family of late Ningtharla Lohe (73) D/o Wekhalo Lohe of Jessami village in north of Ukhrul district who was a Covid-19 positive and expired on May 17 at district hospital Ukhrul, additional deputy commissioner Ukhrul, Kachamthai Faiga Gangmei had granted permission to carry the mortal remains for proper burial at her native village, Jessami under the following conditions.

Also read: 62-year-old man from Jessami succumbs to COVID-19 in Ukhrul District Hospital

The permission order had directed the death body has to be transported from district hospital Hungpung, Ukhrul to Jessami village burial site and should be buried on Tuesday (18 May, 2021) with strict observations of Covid-19 protocols. It had also directed to maintain social distance of at least 3 meters and further asked the burial ground staff or persons to compulsorily wear PPE, face masks and gloves and to strictly follow SOP of Covid-19.

The permission order also instructed not to gathered more than 20 persons during the burial and maintain hand hygiene post burial.

Meanwhile, Ukhrul Autonomous district council (UADC) CEO, Polly Makan informed that a site for setting up oxygen plant at Ukhrul district had been inspected and selected within District hospital Ukhrul under 15 finance commission sanctioned to 6 ADCs.

The Tribal Affairs and Hills Department minister, Vungzagin Valte on Sunday announced that he will be soon placing orders for oxygen plants that will be installed in six hill districts of Manipur to tackle the pandemic’s second onslaught.

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