Min Radheshyam oversees Covid-19 measures
IMPHAL, 12th Apr: Education minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam on April 11 visited Thoubal and Kakching district to take stock of measures being taken up by district administrations in both the districts to contain COVID-19 pandemic. The minister, who is also the in-charge for Thoubal and Kakching, held meetings with the deputy commissioners of Thoubal and Kakching, N Bandana Devi and Valentina Arambam along with superintendents of police of both districts, Victoria Yengkhom and Dr S Ibomcha Singh, chief medical officers, Fire Services and all the essential service providers at their respective headquarters for assessment of the groundwork. During the meetings, he welcomed views, suggestions and future plans in the event of the lockdown being extended or lifted.
Appreciating the works undertaken by the district administration, Dr Radheshyam requested the officials to continue the movement surveillance of the public as it is necessary to abide with the norms of lockdown to break the chain of infection and control the spread of Coronavirus disease.
He pointed out that majority of the inhabitants in both the districts are either engaged in agriculture sector or are daily wage earners. Therefore, there is a need for a monitored movement of the people within the villages as they attend their farms and fields.
The minister also requested to prepare data of students stranded in different parts of the country in view of their possible return and preparation of adequate places for isolation. He also sought the support of the elected local representatives, youth organisations and local clubs and urged to extend their cooperation in carrying out the services of the government in this time of crisis. Both the DCs and the law enforcing agencies also expressed their opinions concerning the management of the opening of grocery shops, oil pumps, and other essential services in the districts based on the situation and requirements of the areas.