CM inspects site for setting up new quarantine centre


Imphal, March 30: The State Government is setting up a new 200-bedded quarantine centre within 10-15 days at Langthabal Phumlou Loukol in Imphal West District as part of the measures to tackle spread of pandemic COVID-19. The new centre is to be set up in addition to the existing centres opened in different districts of the state.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh along with some MLAs and high ranking officials of the State Government inspected the site on Monday. The centre would be established in one pari (around one hectare) of land. Half of the land would be donated by the land owner while remaining would be bought from him by the Government as per the existing land price. A Government hospital would be developed on the land after the epidemic is contained.

The Chief Minister instructed the officials concerned to complete construction of the centre within 10 to 15 days. He also instructed the DC Imphal West to begin survey of the land immediately.

Khurai MLA L Susindro, Yaiskul MLA Th Satyabrata, Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu, DGP LM Khaute, Principal Secretary (Health) V Vumlunmang, Manipur Police Housing Corporation Limited Managing Director C Doungel, Health Services Director Dr K Rajo, JNIMS Director Dr Th Bhimo and other high ranking officials of the State Government were also present during the inspection visit.

It may be mentioned that different quarantine centres have already been opened in almost all the districts of the State to accommodate those who have returned from affected states and countries.

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