IMPHAL: CAF & PD Minister Karam Shyam on Saturday flagged off three buses to bring back 80 Kyrgyztan returned Manipuri medical students from Guwahati.
The Minister flagged off the buses from Raj Medicity, Imphal.
As many as 80 Manipuri medical students have been lying stranded at Kyrgyztan for months. They are expected to arrive at Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati on Sunday. The three buses will bring them back home.
Flagging off the buses, Minister Karam Shyam said that people of the state are also experiencing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the total count of 1319 COVID-19 cases, 639 persons have been recovered and no mortality case is reported so far in the state, for which the doctors and nurses should be credited.
The minister also lauded the frontline warriors like police, drivers, volunteers in different QCs for their contribution in curbing the spread of the virus. He also called for a collective responsibility in maintaining proper precautions to save precious lives till a vaccine is invented. Although the Vvrus has caused suffering to the people across the globe, it has intensified self responsibility among the denizens of the state, the minister added.
Flagging off ceremony was organized by Manipuri Kyrgizstan Medical Students Parents Association.
Association President L. Dhananjoy Singh, General Secretary Kh Khogendrajit and other members also took part in the function.