Court asks Govt to provide hand sanitizers, masks to ASHA workers

TMB Report

IMPHAL: The High Court of Manipur has directed the State Government to provide hand sanitizers and masks to ASHA workers who are engaged directly in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

A double bench of Manipur High Court comprising of Justice Lanusungkum Jamir and Justice Kh Nobin Singh passed the interim order based on a PIL no 9 of 2020 filed by Lourembam Rebika Chanu against the state Government. The court heard the PIL on Friday. 

Advocate Meihoubam Rakesh appeared on behalf of the petitioner while Advocate P Tamphamani, assisting N Kumarjit, AG appeared on behalf of the state Government.

Government counsel accepted the notice and submitted that he will file an affidavit within a period of one week.

The matter has been listed on May 4.

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