TB Hospital Wangkhem converted to CCC for Keirao AC

TB Hospital Wangkhem converted to CCC for Keirao AC

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Imphal: State TB hospital, Keirao Wangkhem has been converted to a 50-bedded Covid Care centre for Keirao Assembly constituency. The decision to convert the hospital to a Covid care centre was arrived following a meeting involving Keirao AC MLA & Dy Chairman SPB Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei and different local clubs in Keirao AC. MLA & Dy Chairman SPB Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei on Monday led the volunteers of the local clubs in cleansing the State TB hospital, Keirao Wangkhem. MLA Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei while briefing to reporters on the sideline of the cleansing drive said that the Chief Minister had earlier instructed the MLAs to set up 100 bedded Covid care centres in each Assembly segment. In line with this, he after consultation with the local clubs decided to convert the State TB hospital, Keirao Wangkhem into a 50 bedded Covid care centre. The centre will start functioning from Wednesday. If the present capacity of the State TB hospital cannot accommodate the increasing number of positive cases, Ayush hospital, Keirao bitra will be used as a Covid care centre, the MLA said. He said that hectic awareness campaigns and mass vaccination are being conducted in full swing to minimize Covid-19 positivity rate in keirao AC. He also appealed to the people to get vaccinated in time and follow SOP as prescribed by the government to stay safe from the virus.   Meanwhile, the Secretariat Health department has instructed the Deputy commissioners to open Covid care centres and Community home isolation centres in view of the rising Covid-19 cases. In regards to CHIC, the Assembly Segment Covid Committee may convene a meeting urgently to identify the location and operationalize the CHICs at the earliest. For each such Center, the District Home Isolation Team may engage a nurse from the locality at a remuneration of Rs. 1000 per duty day. The District Home Isolation team shall also visit the Centre for regular monitoring. The location of the Centre and the bed capacity may be intimated to the undersigned. It further asked to operationalize the CCC at the earliest in consultation with the CMO/DSO etc. In view of the likely rise in cases within this month, alternate or additional capacity/location may be identified and intimated to the health department at the earliest, it added.
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