At least three persons have tested positive for swine flu (N1H1) at Impa village, Tousem Sub-Division of Tamenglong district in Manipur, chief medical officer Tamenglong Dr G Majachunglu said on Friday.
The CMO was speaking to the Imphal Free Press on the sidelines of the observance of Hill Leaders’ Day and ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ organised by Tamenglong district administration at the conference hall of Tamenglong College.
She further said that a few days after three persons reportedly died and many other persons fell sick in Taguaram village, nearby Impa village also reported that many villagers fell sick.
A state team rushed to the two villages and provided medical help, following which many sick persons recovered. At least 15 blood samples were collected from Impa village, she said, adding, three persons tested positive for the swine flu (N1H1) virus. However, they have recovered from their sickness, she added.
She suggested that importing pigs and chicken from other states could be the sources behind the spread of the disease.
CMO Tamenglong also mentioned that dengue cases are also on the rise in Tamenglong. However, it could not be declared as an epidemic as the positive cases from the district were declared negative when tested again in Imphal.
She said that fogging activities are continuing in affected area. She also appealed to the citizens of Tamenglong to be vigilant of dengue disease and urged them to use mosquito nets while sleeping.
Hill Leaders’ Day and “Meeyamgi Numit” day witnessed various government departments opening their respective stalls to redress public grievances.
District level officers, including deputy commissioner Tamenglong Pawan Yadav, sub-divisional officer Tamenglong, S Ibomacha Meitei, sub-divisional officer Tousem Paul Nangsha, Additional Superintendent of Police Paukhanmang Guite, ADC Tamenglong, chief executive officer Kachamthai Faiga Gangmei attended the programme.
Speaking to media on the sidelines, deputy commissioner Tamenglong Pawan Yadav said that in order to streamline the observance of ‘Meeyamgi Numit’, the district administration has changed the location.
He informed that prior to observing the ‘Meeyamgi Numit’, the district administration has given wide publicity, so that the general public may get maximum benefits.
The deputy commissioner gave out benefits, including old age pension cards and widow pension cards under the district Social Welfare department, to deserving persons. Health Cards under CMHT and PMJAY health cards were also given out through the district level officers, Tamenglong.
As many as 40 ILP cards were also given out to 40 non-locals during the programme.