Upgrade Expo Centre into 1000-bedded CCC: CM

IMPHAL, 1st Aug: Chief Minister N Biren along with deputy chief minister Y Joykumar and health minister L Jayantakumar assessed the preparations going on for opening of a new COVID Care Centre at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboi Khongnangkhong in Imphal West District on Saturday.
The Centre, which was initially planned to have 300 beds, is almost ready for inauguration, and the CM expressed satisfaction on seeing the work progress. However, the CM instructed the officials concerned to upgrade it into a 1000-bedded facility as it has enough space for extension. In the beginning, the Centre will have four blocks. Biren checked the furniture and other essentials including toilet facilities of all these blocks. He also enquired the officials about electrification and power connections as well.
Later, the CM directed the officials to keep the Centre ready for admission of COVID patients by Sunday. As such, it is likely that the Centre would start functioning within a couple of days.
High ranking officials of the state government including Dr Rajesh Kumar, who has been given the charge of Chief Secretary, also accompanied the Chief Minister during the inspection visit.

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