DIPR/ TMB Report
Imphal: Minister Education, Labour & Employment, Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam, also District in – Charge Thoubal and Kakching, today held a meeting to assess the groundwork status and the preparedness for management of COVID – 19 pandemic in the districts.
The meeting held at the Conference Hall, DC Office Thoubal was attended by MLA, Wangkhem Assembly Constituency, K. Meghachandra, MLA, Wangjing Tentha P. Brojen, District Nodal Officer, T. Ranjit Singh; Deputy Commissioner N. Bandana Devi, Superintendent of Police Dr. S. Ibomcha Singh; Chief Medical Officers Dr. N. Jayantakumar Singh and officials concerned.
The Minister appreciated the dedication and efforts of the team of district administration. He sought for feasible suggestions and opinions to contain the rise in the cases in a better way and emphasised on the need to create mass awareness through all means to create awareness on COVID-19. He also suggested engaging local religious leaders/local popular leaders to give a message on social distancing, wearing face masks in public and personal hygiene among others to effectively create awareness among the local public.
The ministerial team also visited Slopeland Public School, Khongjom to assess suitability for establishment of 200-300 bedded COVID Care Centre for better management of the COVID pandemic in the Thoubal District.
Briefing the media, the Minister said that it is very unfortunate that there have been newspaper reports regarding restrictions of the movement of people and patients of Thoubal district, and discriminating them because of the rise in the number of COVID positive cases in the district. He said that a letter has been written to the Hon’ble Minister of Health of the state highlighting the unfortunate incident. He said that such incidents should not be repeated not only to the people of Thoubal district, but also to the people from other parts of the state.
Dr. Th. Radheshyam also appealed to the people to support and encourage the frontline workers, especially the health workers who are working hard to safeguard the people and not to dishearten them for carrying out their duty at this unprecedented time.
Suggestions for the use of readily available disinfectants like bleaching powder or phenyl at containment zones in order to meet the requirement of the hour were expressed to the Minister.
Later the Minister visited Kakching district and held a meeting with the Deputy Commissioners Valentina Arambam; Superintendents of Police, Victoria Yengkhom, Chief Medical Officer Dr. T. Manihar Singh, and officials concerned. The DC and the law enforcing agencies also expressed their opinions concerning the management and preparedness in the districts as base on the situation and requirements.