As a part of the measures to fight COVID-19 pandemic in the district, Manipur Forest and Environment Minister Awangbow Newmai on Sunday donated five oxygen cylinders with full set B type for PHCs of Tamei, Tousem and Oinamlong under Tousem Sub-division, Tamenglong district.
Speaking to the Imphal Free Press, Chief Medical Officer Tamenglong Dr Chambo Gonmei said that the District Health Society Tamenglong is grateful to Newmai for his generous contribution and concern towards the underprivileged rural areas of Tamenglong district.
To fight COVID-19 and to manage any respiratory distress syndromes (difficulty in breathing) oxygen is highly required, he added.
"In such difficult times, it is necessary to have at least two oxygen cylinders for management of emergency cases. I, on behalf of the Health department Tamenglong, would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Awangbow Newmai,” Dr Chambo Gonmei said.
The minister earlier donated two Bolero Camper ambulances, one each for PHC Tousem and PHC Tamei.