Around 4.5 lakh households benefitted by Manipur health scheme
Imphal,Sep. 8 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday said that health cards of Chief Ministergi Hakselgi Tengbang, a state health scheme had been issued to around 4.5 lakh households besides providing benefits to many differently-able persons under Chief Ministergi Sotharabsinggi Tengbang, a state welfare scheme.
Biren Singh was speaking at the inaugural function of INR 6.97 crore worth agro market complex at Mayang Imphal bazaar in Imphal West district.
Education Minister S Rajen, Agriculture Minister O Lukhoi, Consumers affairs Minister Th Satyabrata, Deputy Speaker K Robindro, MANIDCO Chairman Dr. Radheshyam Yumnam, Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Chairman H Dingo, Manipur State Haj Committee Chairperson Moulana Abdus Salam and Commissioner (Agriculture) M Joy were present during the function.
Stating that the government had been working hard day and night to tackle Covid-19 pandemic, he said that almost all the districts now had oxygen plants. Vaccination has been intensified and around 60 percent of the people whose ages were 18 years and above had received their first dose so far, he added. As saving lives were more important, schools and colleges were not yet opened, he added.
The Centre had approved INR 3050 crore for Manipur to implement Jal Jeevan Mission – Har Ghar Jal to provide tap water to all the households 2024, he said. Under this scheme, he further informed, a water supply scheme worth INR 12.5 crore would be taken up in Mayang Imphal Constituency soon. Around 50% of the total households of Manipur are getting tap water now, he said.
In his speech, Agriculture Minister Lukhoi said that the newly inaugurated market complex would be one of the best markets in the entire state. He also urged the people to look after it as their own property.
Earlier, Biren also inspected the site for the construction of Imphal West District Hospital at Mayang Imphal Konchak.