Open letter to the Chief Minister of Manipur

Open letter to the Chief Minister of Manipur

/ Letter to the Editor / Sunday, 14 June 2020 17:04

Appeal for installation of TrueNat machine in District Hospital, Senapati

Hon’ble Sir,

We deeply appreciate your leadership in handling the Covid19 situation in the State of Manipur. We appreciate your concerns in assisting and bringing the stranded people of Manipur State from other states.

With the incoming of stranded citizens, the proper place for institutional quarantining is a matter of great concern. The long days of waiting for the returnees to get their swab test result in the transitional quarantine centres could infect and spread virus within the inmates. It is to mention that most of the villages in Senapati Districts have prepared quarantine centres to host the returnees. Therefore, it is observed that there is an urgent need to speed up the swab test and send returnees with negative results to their village quarantine centre.

We bring to your honourable table the following points signed by more than 1300 citizens in less than 48 hours for your benign urgent perusal and further necessary action. The large number of people signed within a short period of time shows the urgent need to install Truenat machine in the District Hospital, Senapati.

1.       That, we appeal you to urgently set up a Covid19 testing Unit in District Hospital, Senapati starting with TrueNat testing facility to speed up the swab test of those returnees. As the experts opined that the TrueNat Testing machine can be used to test over 30 disease condition including TB, malaria, typhoid, HIV, Covid19 etc. Therefore, taking up this step will be a landmark history of Manipur in particularly for the people of Senapati District.

2.       That, we also appeal you to provide Ambulances to transport the sick patients and other emergency patients to the District Hospital or Imphal.

3.       That, we also appeal you to set up an emergency treatment facility having isolation ward with ICU facilities in the district hospital.

4.       That we also appeal to install TrueNat Testing facilities in all the PHCs of Senapati District.

We pray that the above points 1-3 may be taken up on priority basis pooling in resources from fund such as MLA-LADP, MP-LADS, Disaster Management Relief Fund or from any other fund to meet the immediate needs. We repose our trust that all the points that we have mentioned here through this humble representation will receive your kindest attention and prompt action.

As concerned citizen we are willing to mobilize for crowd funding so as to support the immediate need of the District in our own capacities.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. R.B. Thohe Pou

Senapati, Manipur / 13 June 2020

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