Imphal: Sensing the intense difficulties being faced by people of the State owing to the deadly second wave of Covid-19, All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) has announced that its members will be joining the collective fight against Covid-19 as frontline warriors.
A press statement issued by AMSU Information & Publicity Secretary W Rimakan stated that the second wave of Covid-19 has wreaked havoc in the State and the number of positive cases is on the rise despite taking up preventive steps up by the government to contain the pandemic.
It stated that other parts of the country have been facing acute shortage of oxygen following the outbreak of the Covid-19 second wave and as such it has become necessary for the State Government to ramp up oxygen plant in the State so as to prevent shortage of oxygen.
Pointing out the problems arising out of the ‘sheer negligence’ and ‘refusal’ of admission of patients suffering from chronic diseases in private hospitals in the aftermath of the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the students union stated that the concerned authorities should take up necessary steps for providing medical facilities to such patients or else many more problems will crop up if they are neglected.
Maintaining that everyone irrespective of class should be vaccinated for Covid-19 without discrimination and favoritism, it reiterated that the price of Covid vaccine charged by private hospitals should be monitored and equal amount must be charged for Covid vaccination.
It suggested providing training to those people who have basic knowledge of health by medical experts so as to mitigate the woes inflicted to the people by the deadly virus. Raising frequent awareness on information of the vaccine and Covid disease amongst the general public would help in removing the fear psychosis of Covid vaccine embedded in the minds of the public, the statement stated.
Admitting that Covid-19 has caused an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in the State, AMSU in the press statement appealed to the people to strictly follow Covid protocols to prevent from further spread of the virus from one person to another and join hands in the collective fight against the Covid pandemic.