Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday said, ” There should be no loss of life due to negligence, every human life is precious” as he inaugurated a new 100-bedded Covid block at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences complex.
The new Covid block was inaugurated in addition to the existing Covid bock having 145 beds at the institute.
On Thursday there was no report of Covid-19 related death. The number of Covid related death cases stood at 318. The recovery rate was 87.67 percent.
Biren urged one and all, who are in the medical profession, to work with more dedication in curbing Covid-19 pandemic.
“Like soldiers fight in wars to protect the sovereignty of the country, doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and others in the medical profession should lead from the front in tackling the virus because they are the people, who are capable to do this task,” he said.
Stating that the government and the people do understand that medical professionals are working tirelessly in fighting the pandemic, the chief minister assured that their grievances and demands would be definitely looked into. However, it is the time only to concentrate on tackling the virus forgetting all the issues because the whole world is facing a situation similar to wartime, he added.
The state now has a total of 2759 Covid beds. In JNIMS alone, 92,485 VRDL tests have been conducted so far. The hospital has admitted 1212 Covid-19 patients, out of which 968 have been cured and discharged.
Cumulative number of positive cases was 36, 685, the number of active cases was 2970.