KANGPOKPI: Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen chaired another review meeting with District Administration, Police, Medical and other frontline workers of the district today at conference hall, DC office Kangpokpi.
DC Kangpokpi, Somorjit Salam, IAS, SP Kangpokpi, Hemant Pandey, IPS, CMO Kangpokpi, Dr. Nilakanta Singh, Addl.SP (Ops), Kangpokpi, Lalminlen Misao, MPS, AC to DC Kangpokpi, Kaigoulal Kipgen, MCS, all SDOs, DLOs from PHED, PWD, MSPDCL, DSO and health officials attended the review meeting.
At the outset, Minister Nemcha Kipgen appreciated the medical department under the leadership of Dr. Nilakanta Singh, CMO Kangpokpi for their exemplary service in successfully delivering the new born babies at various quarantine centres during the pandemic.
While taking stock of the situation, Minister Nemcha Kipgen discussed issues with regards to measures and activities implement in connection with COVID-19, management of Institutional Quarantine Centres, mess, COVID Care Centre with the officials.
After deliberating in length and breath, the meeting decided to deactivate centralized mess at Motbung after the left out inmates at various IQCs within the area results are known and were discharged. It was also decided that male and female should be segregate at different Institutional Quarantine Centres.
The Minister also asked the Chief Medical Officer and other concerned authorities to prepare the proposed COVID Care Centre at BIET Centre in Leikop for inauguration by next week and make operational at the earliest.
The proposed COVID Care Centre at BIET Centre in Leikop will accommodate around 60 beds.
CMO Kangpokpi, Dr. Nilakanta Singh highlighted the need to recheck or resurvey the proposed COVID Care Centre by the state authority and importance of imparting training to the health workers who are to be assigned duties at the centre.
He also highlighted the needs to provide more water reservoir at Institutional Quarantine Centres and strict instruction to follow social distancing, mandatory mask and other guidelines by the concerned authority.
He also opined that regular briefing of inmates about the strict IQCs guidelines and strict instructions at the District Screening Centres when returnees arrive will helps immensely in controlling not only the inmates at the IQCs but also the dreaded virus itself.
Meanwhile, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister, Nemcha Kipgen provided bulky quantity of protective gears to the District Administration, medical department, police and other frontline workers including 300 PPEs, 5000 masks, 5000 pairs of gloves, face shields, etc. apart from providing fuel for ferrying returnees from Imphal and then to their respective Institutional Quarantine Centres.
The Minister also exhorted the frontline workers to step forward in unison despite of all challenges to contained the pandemic COVID-19 in the district with an aim to become the first COVID free district in the state while assuring that she will continued to help the frontline workers in the larger interest of the people.