Bushes grown around RD Wing of Lamphel and garbage dumped on the roadside of the wing have been cleared under the initiative of Health Minister Sapam Ranjan Singh on Thursday
Additional chief secretary V Vumlunmang, director, Health Services Manipur, Shashikumar Mangang, project director, Manipur State AIDS Control Society, Rosita Haobam, director, National Health Mission, Manipur, officials from Health department and personnel of Lamphel Police Station were among those who joined the cleanliness campaign which started early morning.
During an interaction with the media, minster Dr Sapam Ranjan said that the cleanliness drive is conducted to remove the garbage and replace the unappealing sight with a neat and clean look. The bushes at the site have been cleared and new and valuable plants will be planted, he further said, adding, a herbal garden will be developed at the site.
He maintained that besides giving a bad look, throwing of garbage at the improper sites will cause health hazards. He appealed to all to avoid the habit of dumping garbage at improper sites.
“Instead, we should cultivate a habit of keeping our surrounding areas neat and clean,” he added.
Later, Ranjan and team inspected the existing office building of Manipur State AIDS Control Society, Store rooms in RD Wing, Drainage system of the wing and other buildings in the campus.