IMPHAL: The State Health Department has rebutted the media report about shortages of infrastructure and equipment, especially for treatment of Covid-19, at Tamenglong District Hospital.
In a statement, COVID-19 Common Control Room, Government of Manipur stated that as many as 8 (eight) consignments of COVID-19 prevention items have been issued to District Hospital Authority of Tamenglong. So far 51 PPEs, 1020 N 95s masks, 8185 Triple Layer Masks, 160 Hand Sanitizers, 4500 pairs of Hand Gloves, 11Jars of Sodium Hypochlorite solutions have been issued for the district.
Tamenglong has 5 isolation beds, 2 in the District Hospital and one each in Tousem,Tamei and Oinamlong PHCs. There is no ICU bed dedicated for COVID-19 patient at present. As such, no dedicated ventilator has been issued.
Manipur has two ICMR approved Laboratories for Covid 19 testing at JNIMS and RIMS, which is more than many other North-eastern States. District Hospital,Tamenglong has no ICMR approved laboratory. Hence, no testing kit was given to the hospital.
In anticipation of the possible influx after relaxation of lockdown, a quarantine centre of capacity 20 has been established at JNV School at Duigailong.
In addition to this, 17 Surgical Outreach Camps in collaboration with JNIMS, lmphal, one Mega Disability Screening Camp benefitting around 300 people, monthly PMSMA camp benefitting 5132 (total ANC) for detection of High Risk pregnant women, Free Mega Outreach Health Camp at PHC Tousem benefitting 1478 patients and one Free Heart Screening camp at District Hospital under RBSK have been taken up.