Imphal (DIPR): Health & Family Welfare Minister L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that the state government is putting all out effort to combat and contain COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Minister Jayantakumar was speaking during a function held at the office of Medical Directorate, Lamphelpat, Imphal for handing over of Ambulance for Kamjong and Kangpokpi districts respectively. The Minister said that the present government acknowledges the inconveniences faced by the people of the State. The government is facing shortcomings in management towards fulfilling all the requirements and demands put up by the public. However the government is committed to find suitable solutions for any new problem related to COVID-19 pandemic, he added.
Minister also said that the two ambulances one each for Kamjong and Kangpokpi is handed over as second phase. There are more number of such ambulances ready for distribution to other remaining districts on priority. This initiative will at least ease some of the problems being faced by the district health department specially located in the hilly districts, he added.
Jayantakumar also appealed the health staff to be dedicative in their service especially during this pandemic juncture. He also appreciated the relentless service of the front liner health staff and who have been working as covid warrior.
Replying the queries of the media persons Minister Jayantakumar said that considering the increase of COVID-19 cases in the State, UNACO School, Meitram, Imphal West, is ready to be converted into a dedicated 100 bedded COVID-19 hospital. Logistics and other required initiatives have been taken up for the purpose, he added.
Speaking at the occasion MLA, Phungyar Assembly Constituency K. Leishio said that Kamjong district being a newly created district is one of the most backward districts in the State bordering with Myanmar. People of Kamjong district have been facing problems of transportation within the district since the condition of intra district roads still remain bad besides being topographically hilly terrain. He said that there is necessity for establishment of a full-fledged District Hospital and a modernised police station at Kamjong. He also maintained to improve medical facilities in Kamjong during this pandemic hour. MLA Leishio also lauded Minister Jayantakumar for the initiative of providing an Ambulance and converting Primary Health Centre Kamjong to Community Health Centre.
Today’s occasion was also attended by Director Health, Dr. K. Rajo Singh, Additional Direcrors, Deputy Directors and health staff of the medical directorate.