Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Monday, 07 June 2021 19:15

Dr. Rk Ranjan Singh, Mp inspected Rims

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Imphal, June 7:

Dr. RK. Ranjan Singh, Hon’ble MP, Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, Manipur and Member, Central Council of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India inspected the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal today to review the current COVID-19 care measures undertaken and facilities at RIMS, Imphal. An interaction program was held at the Jubilee Hall, RIMS, Imphal along with the faculty members and officials of the institute in presence of Prof. A. Santa Singh, Director, RIMS and Prof. H. Priyosakhi Devi, Medical Superintendent, RIMS Hospital, Imphal.
Prof. A. Santa Singh, Director, RIMS briefed the Hon’ble MP Dr. RK. Ranjan Singh the various steps being taken up in the hospital to fight COVID-19 pandemic. Prof. H. Priyosakhi Devi, Medical Superintendent, RIMS Hospital briefed the Hon’ble MP the hardship faced by the hospital in dealing with the treatment of COVID-19 positive patients. The Hon’ble MP assured that he will appraise the ministry about its requirements.
The Hon’ble MP also advised to submit a proposal to the ministry to have a separate Infectious Disease Treatment Centre and an Eye Bank for the institute and also to constitute a Board to look after the expansion of the institute in the future.

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Imphal, June 6:

When there are hue and cry over not getting the share of rice with onion, potatoes, salt etc. allotted to the general people during the Covid-19 Pandemic, at Keirao Assembly Constituency people have started getting 4 Kg of rice each by every eligible person in addition to the earlier free NFSA rice distributed for the month of June.

Talking to Imphal Times a person from Keirao AC said that we are not sure whether we have to get 4 Kg rice each as the Prime Minister had announced 5 kg rice each. However, as our Chief Minister had announced that each family member (eligible) is entitled 4 kg rice free of cost during this pandemic, we are happy to get the rice share.
He said that the MLA of the constituency, Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei took extreme seriousness to make sure that all the people irrespective of his supporters or not get the rice share and had directed the district administration as well as those agents to be fair in the distribution of rice during this hard time. 

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Imphal, June 6:

Minister (TA & Hills) Vungzagin Valte hold a meeting with all the Banks (Public & Private) operating within the district yesterday at DTC Hall, Tuibong.
During the meeting, Minister Valte said that all ATMs will remain open 24x7 and the smooth banking operations and related activities are essential for the livelihood of the people. The Minister also asked the bankers to take a relook at their practices to ensure not to turn down PM SVANidhi scheme beneficiaries of their timely disbursement of loans sanctioned on the apprehension of prospective bad loans. “The banks should disburse the PM SVANidhi schemes to the approved beneficiaries as soon as possible” the minister stated.
It is decided during the meeting that banks operating within the district will be divided into A and B. A group which consists of Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, HDFC, MRB, MSCB, SBI/CCP, SBI/Pearson, UCO Bank, Thanlon SBI and ICICI will be opened for transaction on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays whereas B group which consists of Canara Bank, CBI, IDBI, PNB, SBI/ Tuibong, SBI/New Lamka, SBI/Loktak, Bank of Baroda/Vijaya Bank and MRB/Saikot will be opened on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The local administration will provide for adequate security at bank branches to maintain social distancing and adequate staggering of bank account holders in the bank.
It may be mentioned that, under the PM SVANidhi scheme, street vendors can avail of collateral-free working capital loans up to Rs 10,000 of one year repayment period. An interest subsidy at 7 percent per annum is credited to the street vendor’s account on timely early repayment. The number of LoR applications received in relation to PM SVANidhi in the district is 321 out of which 293 are already approved.

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Imphal, June 5:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated Iland Covid Care Centre at Canchipur, Langthabal Kunja, Imphal West District. The Centre which has a capacity of around 60 beds is the first in Manipur to have earmarked half of its capacity for Children below 15 years of age. The Centre is equipped with oxygen concentrators for treatment of Covid-19 positive patients who need oxygen supply and will be manned by 15 doctors, 21 nurses and other staff.
While addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister expressed his thankfulness to the owner of the Iland Hospital for letting the Government use the hospital premise as Covid Care Centre without taking any consideration in return. He stated that at the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic, the State had faced shortages of certain facilities like oxygen supply, ventilators and ICU beds among others. However, with the prompt action taken up by all concerned officials round the clock, the State now had adequate facilities for treatment of Covid-19 positive patients and to curb its spread.
N. Biren further informed that the State had now acquired adequate stocks of oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators and added that the number of ICU beds had also been considerably increased from merely around 40 earlier to 200 now. He further stated that 70 new ICU beds with ventilators had been set up in JNIMS and would be ready to use in a couple of days. Another 30 ICU beds would be added soon to make it 100, he added. He also assured that the Government is in process to increase the number of ICU beds to 10 in every district.
He stated that a Liquid Medical Oxygen Cryogenic Storage Tank of 20 KL would also be installed at Porompat within this month and with this, the State will not have any dearth in oxygen supply. He advised the people of the State not to panic with the pandemic as it can be cured within 14 days by medication if detected early and appealed to be careful and disciplined by adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the Government. He also urged the public not to circulate any misleading information in social media regarding matters related to the pandemic and added that the Government would take stringent action for playing with human life in this crucial time.
The Chief Minister also planted a tree sapling at the Iland hospital campus in connection with World Environment Day 2021. He appealed to everyone in the State to plant at least one tree on this day and to stand against large scale deforestation.
Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei; Advisor to Chief Minister (Health) Dr. Sapam Ranjan; Principal Secretary V. Vumlunmang; Secretary to Chief Minister N. Geoffrey; Secretary, Government of Manipur Chiphang Arthur Worchuiyo and other Government officials attended the programme among others.
Later, from the Iland Hospital, the Chief Ministerial team headed to Manipur University and took stock of the arrangement being made for setting up Covid Care Centre at the newly constructed Men’s Hostel of the University. It is reported that the Centre will have a capacity of 150 beds each in two hostel blocks.
N. Biren also planted a tree sapling at the campus of the University after the inspection of the Centre.

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