Imphal: “We should not feel that we are Covid free even the Covid record in the state comes down to zero,” Manipur Health minister Dr S. Ranjan Singh said on Thursday.
The minister was speaking at the annual project meeting of on Covid-19 vaccination held at Classic Grande, here.
The situation of the pandemic still remains alarming in some countries according to the recent reports. It is fortunate that Manipur as per the report of the health department released on December 21, the state holds the record of zero active case. “But we should not be complacent in the report. We should work on preventive measures,” he added.
He informed that the percentage of Covid vaccination is below average in most of the hill districts. This need to be reviewed since vaccination is the way of survivor from Covid. The role played by the NGOs in the state particularly working in the hill districts on Covid vaccination and awareness is really commendable. Without their effort and cooperation, the rate of vaccination might have come down even more, he said.
Ranjan suggested that people should not hesitate taking booster doses. It is a far vision action of the Prime Minister of India that the nation is still taking precautionary measures on Covid. The state, under the able leadership of CM Biren has also introduced many health schemes for the public. People need to cooperate with the government, he added.
A souvenir was also published in connection with the event. The occasion was Jointly organized by CASA, USAID, Momentus and NHM Manipur.
The minister also attended the Foundation Day of the of Apunba Chaokhat Thourang Lup, Yurembam Awang Mamang Leikai, Imphal West.