COVID-19

Kangpokpi reports two more COVID-19 deaths
As many as 11 more positive cases were reported in Kangpokpi district last 24 hours.

ByKangpokpi Correspondent

Updated on 8 May 2021, 4:09 pm

Kangpokpi cemetery (Photo: IFP)

Kangpokpi cemetery (Photo: IFP)

 

As COVID-19 positive cases surge in Manipur, two more Covid patients from Kangpokpi district died, according to official sources on Saturday.

Of the two reported deaths, one 41-year-old female patient from Motbung area died on May 6 at CMC Hospital Koirengei and the other, a 76-year-old female patient from Kangpokpi Ward No II died on Saturday. She was hospitalised at Kangpokpi Christian Hospital where she was found to be Covid positive and was immediately shifted to District Hospital Kangpokpi on Friday evening.

Two days ago, a 60-year-old woman from Kangpokpi Ward No IV died of COVID-19. Her mortal remains were buried at Kangpokpi cemetery this afternoon following strict protocols in the presence of medical officials and police personnel of Kangpokpi.

With the recent two fatality cases, the fatality rate of Kangpokpi district stands at 21 while with 11 more positive cases were reported in the last 24 hours; the number of active case at Kangpokpi District stands at 69 with one cured and discharged in the last 24 hours.

Around 7,629 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of Covishield in the district while around 2,062 have already been vaccinated with the second dose.

Meanwhile, the chief medical officer of Kangpokpi had submitted a brief report of Covid Care Centre to the chief minister through DC Kangpokpi during the Video Conference.

In his report, the CMO also proposed another Covid Care Centre at EMRS Saparmeina apart from the existing Covid Care Centre at Leikop. He said that in the existing Covid Care Centre at Leikop, there are four doctors (excluding those on Administrative duty) on duty and they are divided into two groups and each group consists of two doctors, six nurses and four Multi Tasking staffs while one group is put on duty for one whole week (24x7). He also said that the intake capacity of the existing Covid Care Centre at Leikop is only 70 beds and proposed for upgradation to 100 beds which required another 30 beds.

While there are only two B-type oxygen cylinders and only one D-type oxygen cylinder, it required additional 25 B-type oxygen cylinders and 25 D-type oxygen cylinders.

With only two Pulse Oximeters at present, the centre required additional 23 Pulse Oximeters and while there is only one oxygen concentrator and one ventilator, it also required additional one oxygen concentrator and one ventilator, he added.

In connection with the proposed new Covid Care Centre at EMRS Saparmeina, the CMO proposed the intake of the newly proposed Covid Care Centre at EMRS Saparmeina should be at least 100 beds.

The requirements submitted by the CMO Kangpokpi includes 25 B-type oxygen cylinder, 25 D-type oxygen cylinder, 25 Pulse Oximeter, five oxygen concentrators and five ventilators while the manpower requirements includes 10 medical officers, 12 staff nurses, 12 multi tasking staffs and two data entry operators.

The chief medical officer Kangpokpi also submitted a petition to the state director of Health Services for urgent indention of logistics for COVID-19 activities in respect of Kangpokpi district. A copy has also been submitted to Kangpokpi assembly constituency MLA, PA to principal secretary, H and FW, SMD, NHM Manipur, DC/chairperson, District Health Society Kangpokpi, Civil bodies of Kangpokpi, etc.

Meanwhile, the total lockdown at Kangpokpi town entered its second day today with all shops closed and local transport activities restricted.

 

First published:8 May 2021, 4:03 pm

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