Manipur CM hands over ambulances to districts
Imphal, April 24 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh, handed over 15 basic life support ambulances to different chief medical officers during a function held at the western gate of chief minister’s secretariat on Saturday.
The ambulances were donated by National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL) to the state government.
Speaking at the occasion, Singh informed that there is enough stock of medical oxygen in the state. He added that the state currently has 1098 D-type cylinders, 242 oxygen concentrator machines and 90 ventilators.
In addition to the existing three oxygen generating units, he stated that the government had given permission for oxygen production to Shija Hospitals. Singhalso added that there was enough stock of Remdesivir medicine as well adding another 1000 vials would arrive on April 25.
He stated that JNIMS currently has 100 Covid beds, while RIMS has 52 beds. In addition to this, he said that all the district hospitals and different private hospitals have also converted rooms for Covid beds.
Maintaining that self-discipline is the only means to get rid of the pandemic, Singh appealed to the people to have a sense of responsibility and strictly follow Covid appropriate behaviours considering the severity of the pandemic in its second wave.
While appreciating the union minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, for providing 15 ambulances, Singh informed that one ambulance each would be handed over to Kakching community health centre, Ukhrul district hospital, Thanlon public health centre (PHC) and Haochong PHC. He added that the remaining ambulances would be kept at the directorate of Health Services headquarters, which would be subsequently handed over to different districts in phase manner.