Manipur Health dept. issues strict SOPs for quarantine centres in the state

Manipur Health dept. issues strict SOPs for quarantine centres in the state

Written By: / Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:31

IT News
Imphal, May 13

Health Department Additional Director Sasheekumar released a statement to the press today stating that the Government has issued various Standard Operating Protocols (SOP) for quarantining of returning stranded persons. Those persons arriving by train will be screened by the medical team of Jiribam district. Any passenger found symptomatic would be immediately separated for further examination, testing, and treatment. All asymptomatic passengers will board the buses arranged by the state Government and proceed to their Home district. Each DC will arrange for screening of all arriving passengers by Medical team at a designated district Screening centre. All asymptomatic passengers will be taken to the Community quarantine centres. DC can also utilize the institutional quarantine centres as required. Symptomatic passenger, if any, would be immediately separated and taken to Hospital isolation ward. As per cabinet decision on date 6 May all arrangements for boarding and lodging facilities in community quarantine centres will be made by the community through local clubs , village authorities with the involvement of MLAs concerned and DC. The state Government will bear Rs 200 per head per day towards food for returnees accommodated in community quarantine centres. The DCs through local clubs may organize food for the inmates. The DC and CMO shall designate a 24 x 7 district control room where doctors and staffs shall be on roster duty. Stranded persons returning to Manipur by road are sent to the district screening centre after medical screening at Mao gate and Jiribam gate. He also further expressed that the quarantine norms are for 14 days and must to followed and ensured that distance of at least 1 meter between two persons is always maintained. In all quarantine centres (community, institutional) strict access control must be enforced and only authorized personnel should enter. Meeting or inter mingling with families or others should be completely banned. Signboards or placards should be placed at the gate of quarantine centres stating that entry is banned for the safety of entire community and families and must be strictly enforced by all.

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