KANGPOKPI: Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen on Thursday visited the FCI Godown Ningthoupham and took stock of the situation.
The Minister inspected the Godown comprising of three SHED in the presence of the Manager (Depot) Tongpao Haokip and SHED in-charge Ngulhao Haokip along with Technical Assistant Nengpilhing Momin.
Briefing the Minister, SHED in-charge Ngulhao Haokip said that as directed by higher authority they have been tirelessly working day and night during this pandemic COVID-19 crisis under the supervision of the Godown Manager (Depot).
He also highlighted the grievances faced by the labourers and staffs especially during lifting of the rice from the Godown owing to joint schedule of both Kangpokpi and Senapati District while he opined that it will ease a lot if the schedule of lifting the rice in respect of Kangpokpi and Senapati could be separated.
While lauding the relentless efforts of the FCI officials and staffs, Minister Nemcha appreciated the dedication and sincerity of the officials in rendering exemplary services toward the welfare of the people during this critical juncture.
The Minister also lauded the commendable service rendered by FCI Manipur in its struggle to meet the requirements of the people of Manipur and highly appreciated its dedication and sincerity towards their duties and responsibilities.
The Minister also inquired about the wellbeing of the laborers who were engaged in loading and unloading the rice at FCI Godown Ningthoupham while handing over 50 Renu’s Masks to the SHED in-charge for distribution to the officials, staffs and laborers of the Godown.
Meanwhile, the Minister was also briefed about the screening of drivers and handyman at the Godown by the health department of Kangpokpi District who immediately meet the in-charge Medical Superintendent of the District Hospital Kangpokpi, Dr. Paotinlal Haokip at the spot.
The Minister inquired about the screening done at the Godown and the protective measures ensured to the doctors and nurses engaged in screening the drivers and handymen coming from different parts of the country transporting the rice.
Dr. Paotinlal Haokip seek the Minister help in installing protective screening booth for the doctors and nurses on duty at the Godown which the Minister asked the in-charge Medical Superintendent to informed the District CMO to write to the Health Department for installing the protective screening booth at the earliest.
She also handover well developed cotton masks by Renu Handloom and Handicraft Co-operative Society Limited, Imphal East to Dr. Paotinlal Haokip for distribution to the health workers engaged at the Godown and other health workers of the District.