Manipur CM inaugurates Covid care centre in Imphal
Imphal, Aug. 3 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated a 300- bedded Covid Care Centre (CCC) at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal west district on Monday.
Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar and Health Minister L Jayantakumar, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Principal Secretary (Health) V Vumlunmang, Director (Health) Dr. K Rajo and other officials were present during the inauguration.
Speaking to media persons, Singh said that there is evidence of local transmission of Covid-19, however there is no community transmission of the disease in the state.
He maintained that awareness among the people is very much needed to contain further spread of the disease. He also appealed to the people to come out openly for early treatment instead of concealing their Covid-19 status if tested positive.
Singh said that currently, a total of 300 beds have been put in place at the CCC, Lamboikhongnangkhong and it will be upgraded to a 1000-bedded centre as it has enough space for extension. He appreciated the Health department and other officials for setting up the CCC so that infected people can get timely treatment.
In a social media post on Monday, Singh wrote, “Inaugurated and operationalised the new 300 bedded CCC at Manipur Trade & Expo Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong today. This facility can be further upgraded to a 1000 bedded CCC if the need arises.”
There are around 14 CCC in the state according to official sources. Meanwhile, as on Sunday, the total number of Covid-19 positive in Manipur increased to 2,831 while 1737 were recovered.