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Manipur CM launches freshcart store for home delivery

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: May 21, 2021 10:29 pm
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Imphal, May 21 (EMN):
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched Freshcart store, another mobile application for home delivery of fresh vegetables and other items, in a simple function held at the chief minister’s secretariat on Friday.

The application is available for download at momamarket.com and freshcartstore.com, and it will soon be available on Google play store. Both Android and iOS devices are supported by the app.

Freshcart, an associate partner of Manipur Organic Mission Agency (Moma), Manipur’s Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, manages the app. During the pandemic, Freshcart has been distributing vegetables and assisting farmers in selling their goods in collaboration with Moma.

This app would make it easier for people to purchase vegetables and other products from the comfort of their own homes, thus assisting in the fight against the pandemic. On May 14, 2021, Moma had already released its ‘momamarket’ app for the same reason. Moma App’s effort to deliver vegetables and other products to people’s doorsteps will be aided by the Freshcart shop.

Meanwhile, Biren Singh formed the chief minister’s Covid-19 grievance cell at its secretariat in Imphal on Friday. The cell can be reached at 18003453848 (toll free) and 0385-2440079.

Speaking on it, Biren stated that the grievance cell was opened specifically for Covid patients undergoing home isolation, and that patients could lodge their grievances to the cell if no adequate follow-up action was taken by any responsible authority after they spoke to the state Covid-19 control room.

The State Government had earlier set up state Covid-19 control room for certain requirements of home isolation patients including doctor consultation, medicines and pulse oximeters among others. Doctors would also manned the grievance cell, he added.

He urged that concerned doctors and nurses should visit every home isolation patients within their jurisdiction to give necessary medicine and pulse oximeters. Stating home isolation without proper facilities for the same had been a major cause for rapid spread of the virus, he added that home isolation patients would be brought to Covid care centre if they do not have proper isolation facilities in their residences.

Expressing the need to closely monitor home isolation cases in Imphal West and Imphal East districts, the government had also constituted different teams headed by doctors to ensure prompt delivery of medicine, regular monitoring of home isolation cases and regular home visits among others.

The chief minister also announced that the state government had started a scheme to take care of the children who had become orphans after losing their parents in the pandemic. The government would provide education, food, accommodation and other necessities to the children till they attain the age of 18 years, he added. He appealed the public to contact the childline through toll free no. 1098 if anybody came across any such child.

Regarding drug users who are highly vulnerable to both Covid-19 as well as the adverse impact of stringent measures like curfews, he stated that the government would arrange detoxification-cum-treatment camp.

Manipur reports 15 more Covid deaths

The recovery rate of Covid 19 patients is once again increasing since the last few days despite experiencing the alarming situation in Manipur.

The state reports 676 recoveries in the last 24 hours and total number of recovered cases increased to 35,606 persons. Thus, the recovery rate increased to 83.65 percent.

The state today recorded a total fatality of 15 Covid-19 patients, taking the state’s death toll to 661.

The press release stated that Imphal West reported 11 deaths of Covid-19, out of which five were females, and two each from the districts of Imphal East and Kangpokpi.

On the other hand, the state recorded 656 new Covid-19 positive cases, taking the state’s total infection tally to 42,565 besides increasing the total number of active cases to 6,298, according to a press release. The cases were detected at many testing centres spread across 12 districts in the state and maximum numbers of cases were reported from Imphal West (288) and Imphal East (157) districts.

As of Friday, 6,76,457 persons were screened at the entry points of the state while 6,75,645 persons were tested for Covid-19 at the various testing centres in the state

Meanwhile, Manipur police detained 113 persons across the state for violating health protocols and released them after giving warning. An amount of INR 41,050 was also collected as fine.

On the other hand the state has administered 3,35,396 anti-Covid jabs to the residents. Till date, 79,633 healthcare workers and frontline workers received a second dose of vaccines.

The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated with the first dose of Covishield vaccine is 37,385 while 24,462 of them got the second dose of vaccines, the state health department officials said.

Similarly 83,768 frontline workers received the first dose while 49,175 got the second dose of Covishield in the state.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: May 21, 2021 10:29:41 pm