Manipur to open special Covid Care Centre for women soon
Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the government is prepared for any eventuality arising from COVID-19 second wave in the state.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday visited the temporary Covid Care Centre in Imphal to review the preparedness in view of the recent surge in the COVID-19 positive cases in the state.
The temporary centre at Indoor Hall of Bal Bhawan, Khuman Lampak was shut down in December 2020 after the recovery of the COVID-19 patients who were quarantined there. The centre will be reopened exclusively for women patients, CM Biren said in a tweet.
The chief minister added that another Covid Care centre will be developed at the state-run Youth Hostel inside Khuman Lampak Sports Complex for male patients.
"Inspected the Covid Care Centre at Indoor Hall of Bal Bhawan, Khuman Lampak, for opening it again after it was closed down in December 2020. This CCC will be exclusively for women patients. Another Centre for male patients will be developed at the Youth Hostel at Khuman Lampak," CM Biren tweeted.
Earlier in the day, the chief minister also took stock of the oxygen plants at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal.
Maintaining that there is adequate stock of medical Oxygen in the state, CM Biren said that the PSA Oxygen plants at JNIMS will start functioning within two to three days. The plant will produce oxygen for 50 D type cylinders per day along with pipelines supply to wards, Biren said.
Biren further said that the state government is prepared for any eventuality arising from COVID-19 second wave in the state.
On Sunday, Manipur recorded 140 new COVID-19 positive cases, its highest daily positive cases in 2021 and two coronavirus-related deaths. With it, the state’s confirmed tally mounted to 30,421 and the death toll also rose to 385, according to the state health department.