Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has instructed officials to upgrade 300 bedded COVID Care centre, which was being set up at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West, to a 1000 bedded centre.
The chief minister along with deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar and health minister L. Jayantakumar oversaw the preparations going on for opening of a new COVID Care centre at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre on Thursday.
The centre, which will initially have 300 beds, was almost ready for inauguration. The chief minister expressed satisfaction on seeing the work progress.
He instructed the concerned officials to upgrade it as it has enough space for extension. In the beginning, the centre will have four blocks.
Biren checked the furnitures and other essentials including toilet facilities of all these blocks.
He also enquired the officials about electrification and power connections as well. He directed the officials to keep the centre ready for admission of COVID-19 patients by Sunday. As such, it was likely that the centre would start functioning soon.
High ranking officials of the state government including Dr. Rajesh Kumar, who has been given the charge of the chief secretary, also accompanied the chief minister during the inspection.