Updated on 30 Apr 2021, 3:12 am
Manipur on Thursday received 150 more AgVa Ventilators (AV-AD COVID) from the Union Health Ministry at the Durbar Hall of Chief Minister's Secretariat, Imphal.
The ventilators, funded under the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARE) are both invasive and non-invasive with an inbuilt battery back-up for at least two hours, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said.
Earlier, the Centre had supplied 90 ventilators to Manipur under the PM Cares funds and have been placed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Porompat in Imphal.
Taking to Twitter, CM Biren said that the ventilators will immensely help in the treatment of surging COVID-19 positive cases in the state.
"Glad to receive 150 nos. of AgVa Ventilators (AV-AD COVID) from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, funded under #PMCares, that will immensely help in treatment of rising COVID-19 positive cases. GOI had earlier supplied 90 Ventilators under #PMCaresFunds.," CM Biren tweeted.
Speaking on the occasion, CM Biren said the Centre had provided 400 oxygen concentrators for Manipur that are already installed. Also , the Centre had 500 more D type oxygen cylinders for the state. With this, we now have around 3,000 D type cylinders. Moreover, UNICEF has also provided two RT-PCR machines on Wednesday, CM Biren said.
The chief minister further informed that an oxygen generation plant will be installed in Churachandpur and Thoubal within 10 days.
CM Biren added that in view of the surging COVID-19 cases in the state, the government has issued stricter guidelines, including detaining those without face masks in public places, violating social distancing norms, among others to contain the spread of COVID-19. The chief minister appealed to all to follow the COVID-19 SOPs issued by the government.