Imphal: There is evidence of local transmission of Covid-19, however there is no community transmission of the disease in Manipur, chief minister N, Biren Singh said on Monday.
Biren said awareness among the people is very much needed to contain further spread of the disease. He appealed to the people to come out openly for early treatment instead of concealing their Covid-19 status if tested positive.
He was talking to reporters after he inaugurated a 300 bedded Covid Care Centre at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West district.
He said presently, a total of 300 beds have been installed at Lamboikhongnangkhong and it will be upgraded to a 1000-bedded Centre as it has enough space for extension.
He appreciated the health department and other officials for setting up the Covid Care Centre so that infected people can get timely treatment.
Deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar and health minister L. Jayantakumar, chief secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, principal secretary (health) V. Vumlunmang, director (health) Dr K. Rajo and other officials were present during the imauguration function.