Manipur CM inspects medical oxygen plants at JNIMS and RIMS
Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh, on Monday, inspected the Medical Oxygen manufacturing plant being constructed at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Porompat.
The plant is said to be operational from April 28.
Singh was accompanied by Advisor to Chief Minister (Health), Dr Sapam Ranjan, Additional Chief Secretary, M.H. Khan, Principal Secretary, V. Vumlunmang and officials of the Health Department during the inspection drive.
While interacting with the officials of JNIMS, Singh instructed the officials to maintain the cleanliness of the Institute’s campus.
The Chief Ministerial team also visited the COVID Care Centre at Bal Bhawan, Khuman Lampak, and took stock of the arrangement being made at the centre.
"The centre with its capacity of 250 beds will be used for the treatment of female COVID-19 patients," said Singh.
Later, the CM and his team visited the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) campus in Imphal and inspected the Oxygen manufacturing plant of the Institute.
Speaking briefly on his visit, the CM said that even though the rate of COVID positive cases are increasing daily, most of the people in the State are still not serious about the situation of the pandemic and don’t strictly follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Government.
“The second wave of the pandemic is more dangerous and the public to strictly adhere to the SOPs and observe the COVID Appropriate Behaviours," said Singh.
He further added that a COVID Care Centre would also be made ready at the Boys Hostel located at Khuman Lampak, for treatment of male patients, apart from the one at Bal
Bhawan kept separately for female patients.
Expressing that prevention would be more effective to tackle the pandemic, he appealed to the public to avoid unnecessary gatherings and go out of their houses only when required.
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