DIPR/ TMB Report
IMPHAL: Minister District In-Charge, Thoubal and Kakching District Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam on Wednesday held an emergency meeting with the officials of the District Administration of Thoubal District to take the stock of the steps taken up to address the issues faced in containing COVID-19 in the districts.
The meeting was held at the Conference Hall, DC Office Thoubal.
During the meeting, the Minister was apprised about the shortages and issues faced by the District Administration and frontline workers in fighting the pandemic. Attended by the District Nodal Officer, T. Ranjit Singh; Deputy Commissioner Thoubal Dstrict, N. Bandana Devi, Superintendent of Police, Thoubal Dstrict, Dr. S. Ibomcha Singh and officials concerned. The Minister was also highlighted about the immediate steps and measures needed at the districts.
Dr. Th. Radheshyam stated that that the meeting was primarily focused on ways to address the main issues faced by the district administration such as need for increasing testing facilities and ambulance services, additional ambulance drivers to strengthen the strength of the present drivers, other staffs’, addressing public grievances, problems while conducting contract tracing and difficulties faced by the frontline workers because of discrimination due to COVID-19. He said that the matter will be brought up to the Hon’ble Chief Minister and Hon’ble Health Minister and sought special attention for Thoubal district.
During the meeting Deputy Commissioner, Thoubal Dstrict, Smt. N. Bandana Devi informed the Minister that the 80 bedded COVID Care Centre at the Lamding Higher Secondary School will be operational by 10th August, 2020. A separate quarantine facility for Sample Collection Team will be set up at an earliest date. She also said that basic minimum facilities like drinking water, sanitisers, waiting sheds at Sample Collection Centre will be ensured at Khangabok Higher Secondary School.
Appealing to the public the Minister urged to restrain from attending social gatherings and to avoid social functions and maintain physical distancing. He said that there is nothing more important than life. He said that even if religious rituals and performances are required it should be performed by avoiding mass gathering. He also emphasised on the need to follow SOPs, wearing face masks in public, personal hygiene and need for creating mass awareness on COVID-19 among the public. He expressed that with the support of the public the pandemic can be overcome in the coming days.