Efforts on to fight Covid pandemic: Jayantakumar
IMPHAL, 4th Jun: Health & Family Welfare minister L Jayantakumar Singh has said that the state government is putting all-out efforts to combat and contain COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Minister Jayantakumar was speaking during a function held at the office of Medical Directorate, Lamphelpat, organised for handing over of Ambulance vehicles for Kamjong and Kangpokpi districts. The minister said that the present government is aware of the inconveniences faced by the people of the state. The government is also facing shortcomings in management towards fulfilling all the requirements and demands put up by the public. However the government is committed to find suitable solutions for any new problem related to COVID-19 pandemic, he added.
The minister also said that the two ambulances one each for Kamjong and Kangpokpi districts were handed over. However, there are more numbers of such ambulances ready for distribution to other remaining districts on priority basis. This initiative will at least ease some of the problems being faced by the district health department specially located in the hill districts, he added.
Jayantakumar also appealed to the health staffers to serve dedicatedly especially during these pandemic hours. He also appreciated the relentless service of the front liner health staffers and who have been working as Covid warriors.
Replying to queries of media persons, minister Jayantakumar said that considering the increase of Covid-19 cases in the state, UNACCO School, Meitram is ready to be converted into a dedicated 100 bedded COVID-19 hospital. Logistics and other required initiatives have been taken up for the purpose, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Phungyar MLA K Leishiyo said that Kamjong district being a newly created district is one of the most backward districts in the state and it lies near the international border between India and Myanmar. People of Kamjong district have been facing problems of transportation within the district since the condition of intra-district roads still remain inaccessible besides being topographically hilly terrain. He said that there is necessity for establishment of a full-fledged District Hospital and a modernised police station at Kamjong. He also expressed desire to improve medical facilities in Kamjong during these pandemic times.
The MLA also lauded minister Jayantakumar for the initiative of providing an ambulance vehicle and converting Primary Health Centre Kamjong to Community Health Centre.
The programme was also attended by Health director Dr K Rajo Singh, additional directors, deputy directors and health staffers of the medical directorate.