Manipur’s JNIMS to be COVID-19 testing centre


Imphal: Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Manipur’s only medical college, will now be included as a testing centre for COVID-19.

This was agreed to by union home minister Amit Shah, when chief minister N. Biren Singh briefed the leader on Saturday about the prevailing situation in the state in the aftermath of the outbreak of the disease reaching the country, said a statement released from the chief minister’s secretariat.

Biren met Amit Shah and briefed him in detail regarding the precautionary and preparatory measures taken up in the state in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19.

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The surveillance mechanism put in place in Moreh for screening of persons crossing into India from across the international border was discussed in detail in the meeting. Similar systems put in place at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport and land entry points at Mao and Jiribam were also discussed.

The chief minister also apprised the home minister on the demands for closing down the international border at Moreh. It was agreed that for now, the situation will be closely monitored for taking a decision in future.

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During the meeting, the achievements of the Biren Singh-led government which is completing 3 years on March 15 was also reviewed and deliberated upon.

Biren invited Amit Shah for gracing a programme planned to be held to mark the completion of three years of his government.


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