Bishnupur: In view of the rising Covid-19 cases needing hospitalisation in Bishnupur district, a 100- bedded Covid Care centre, second for the district, was inaugurated at Mangolnganbi College, Ningthoukhong on Friday.
The new Covid Care centre was inaugurated by SDO Bishnupur Momoni Doly and Dr Chongtham Gunita in the presence of DC Bishnupur Krishna Kumar.
Krishna Kumar said as the capacity of the 1st covid care centre located at Laukoipat, Bishnupur cannot accommodate the ever increasing referrals of Covid-19 positive patients, it was decided to open the 2nd centre and this centre will start functioning from Friday.
He said the only way to save life is by vaccination, so the prime focus is on it and also to increase the vaccination session site in the district which is nine at present. There is also a plan to set up mobile vaccination team which will reach to different corners of the district after giving prior information to the people. The second focus is on testing, random testing will be done by selecting hot spot areas, bazar and other congested areas.
He thanked the CMO Bishnupur and his team for their dedication and other line departments for their relentless effort in fighting the pandemic.
The district already has a 55-bedded Covid Care centre at Laukoipat Bishnupur, 20 dedicated beds for Covid patients at district hospital isolation ward and three beds at High Dependency Unit, District Hospital Bishnupur.
The 100-bedded care centre at Mangolnganbi College, Ningthoukhong has 37 oxygen concentrators and 20 D-type cylinders.