Biren appeals to take maximum precautions against Omicron


Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Monday appealed to the people to take maximum precautions and preventive measures to protect from the new Covid-19 variant Omicron.

The government is taking various measures to tackle the pandemic and the Covid-19 testing facility functioning at various points such as Mao gate, Jiribam and Imphal International airports etc, Biren said.

Biren made the remarks during the inauguration of Bank of Baroda Branch, Somdal, Ukhrul district via video conferencing at his secretariat, here.

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He said financial inclusion is a national priority to enable inclusive growth and his government has taken up necessary measures to it.

The state government is committed to providing financial inclusiveness, especially to support the marginalized and socio-economically neglected classes. The government has implemented various welfare schemes to support and help the needy people and entrepreneurs of the state, he added.

Highlighting that Manipur is marching ahead in all aspects of life such as development etc., Biren said the India Today Group has ranked Manipur as the Most Improved state in agriculture and Best Governance Award among smaller states of the country recently. The government is giving special attention to bring development in hill districts of the state and there is positive change in these districts, he said.

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Biren informed that the 50 bedded district hospital, Ukhrul has been upgraded to 100 bedded Hospital. The Union home minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the hospital during his visit to the state in December, 2021, he added.

Ukhrul DC Krishna Kumar unveiled the inauguration plaque and cut the ribbon at Somdal on behalf of the chief minister.


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