Imphal, July 9:
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today announced that the government would take up stringent preventive measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the State. The Chief Minister said this while paying inspection visit at the two-day-mass vaccination camp for women vendors of 3 Ima Keithels and 1 temporary market held at Ima Market No.3 of Khwairamband Keithel.
Briefing the media persons, the Chief Minister informed that no family members/attendants would be allowed to support or assist the patients who are undergoing medical treatment at Covid Care Centres (CCCs) and hospitals. No family members would be required to provide meals for patients at hospitals/CCCs as meals would be provided by the government, he added.
Maintaining that the government had decided to take up rigorous COVID-19 testing in the State considering the current situation of COVID-19, Shri N. Biren Singh further stated that if one person of a family was infected then all the family members would also be tested. He also said that these measures had been decided after thorough discussion with experts and health officials. An official order would be issued shortly in this regard, he added.
Regarding the imposition of curfew, the Chief Minister said that curfew hours might be extended with certain relaxations during day time and night curfews will be clamped with strict vigilance.
Seeking support and cooperation of the public in the fight against COVID-19, he appealed to the people to come out and get vaccinated for protection against the dreaded disease.
Advisor to CM (Health) Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh, Principal Secretary (Health) Shri V. Vumlunmang, DC Imphal West Shri Th. Kirankumar, Director (MAHUD) Shri Th. Harikumar, Chief Medical Officer, Imphal West, officials of Health department and others were present during the inspection.
The two-day-mass vaccination camp for Ima market vendors on 9th and 10th July, 2021 is organized by District Administration, Imphal West and Chief Medical Officer, Imphal West.
Later, the Chief Minister also inspected the mass vaccination drive being conducted at Ibemcha High School, Khabam and Mongjam Community Hall, Imphal East.