KANGPOKPI: Minister in-charge of Senapati and Kangpokpi for COviD-19, Nemcha Kipgen, has urged the people of Senapati to prevent community spread of the dreaded pandemic COVID-19 in the district.
The Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister was chairing a review meeting at newly constructed Conference Hall, DC office Senapati with District Level Officers of the district under the leadership of newly posted Deputy Commissioner, Th. Kirankumar, IAS, District Medical Department, District Police and various civil society organizations in the presence of District Nodal Officer for COVID-19, Harekrishna, IAS.
At the outset, the Minister welcomed the newly posted Deputy Commissioner, Th. Kirankumar, IAS before taking stock of the situation with regards to measures and activities taken by the District Administration, Medical department and District police.
The DC presented a PowerPoint demonstration on how the district has been combating the deadly pandemic COVID-19 and also in saving life, changing lifestyle and livelihood in collaboration with various CSOs including frontal organizations, student bodies, churches, village authorities, etc.
While appreciating the tireless and unwavering efforts of the frontline workers from the District administration, medical department, district police, CSOs and churches of the district, Minister Nemcha Kipgen exhorted them spread awareness through all available means to reach every nook and corner of the district to make people aware of the pandemic so as to prevent community spread.
The Minister also emphasised most importantly on how to live with the pandemic COVID-19 and urged the people of Senapati to learn how to live the virus similarly living thus far with the HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Zika, etc, which the vaccine are yet to be discovered like the pandemic COVID-19 stating that learning how to live the virus will change our life style which is one most important factor to overcome the deadly virus.
Minister Nemcha also exhorted the people not to discriminate who have been infected by the virus as nobody is willing to get in touch with it rather show them love and affection, humanity, motivation and assistance whenever necessary to make them defeated the deadly virus.
She also instructed the District magistrate/Deputy Commissioner to regulate appropriate law to take befitting action to whoever indulged in discriminating those positive patients and their families including their locality.
While the Minister promoted community participation in the fight against the pandemic virus, she wholeheartedly appreciated the people of Senapati and Kangpokpi in becoming an example for the rest of the districts in their community service during the pandemic crisis.
She also advice the people to drink boil water at least four times a day, gargle with salt added boil water and strictly follow World Health Organization and Indian Council of Medical Research SOPs and guidelines to be safe from dreaded pandemic COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister, Nemcha Kipgen strongly emphasis on the recently launched Nasha Mukh Campaign or elimination of drug on India’s Independence Day under her department Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and exhorted the people of Senapati, especially the civil society organization to take enthusiastic part in the fight against drugs and substance abuse and make the district ‘drug-free district’.
District Nodal Officer of Senapati and Kangpokpi for COViD-19, Harekrishna, IAS maintained that as perpetual lockdown is not possible, Manipur may begin its first unlock (after the third unlock in India) likely by September while cautioning that it is not the time for ‘Gale Milja’ in the state.
Minister Nemcha also handover bulky PPEs including hypochlorite (5 jerry can), full PPEs, gloves, masks, sanitizers, etc. for the frontline workers at Mao gate and other strategic places including the district headquarters for the frontline workers including district administration, medical department, police, voluntary CSOs, etc. to the DC, SP, CMO and CSOs leaders.