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MLA Joykishan shows serious concerns about the rise of Covid-19 cases and the death toll

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, May 30:

Congress MLA from Thangmeiband Assembly constituency expressed serious concern to the rise of the Covid-19 positive cases and its death toll in the state.
Talking to a group of media persons through WhatsApp, Joykishan said that something seems not right to the way that the state authority has been tackling the Covid-19 pandemic issue.
He said the state government authority needs to review the strategy adopted earlier and prepare the best for containment of the virus from spreading further.
“I am a member of the Covid-19 consultative committee but it has been long that there has not been a sitting of the committee”, Joykishan said drawing the attention of the state government.
The positive case detected in a day has reached 4 digit numbers and the death toll continues to be 2 digits since the last couple of weeks.
“This is an emergency situation and the government should take-up appropriate measures in consultation with CSOs, Medical experts, local leaders, MLAs and all representatives with Ministerial portfolio in the government”, Joykishan said indicating the urgent need for an emergency consultative committee meeting.
“Something is not going right with the way that the government is tackling the Covid-19 pandemic”, Joykishan said pointing out some of the defects he assumed wrong. 
“Why the new order of the district administration have to relax the curfew when the death toll and the Covid positive cases are on the rise? Why the Medical department is preferring on Home Isolation for Covid-19 positive patient when the fact has been known to everyone that majority of the people of the state are unable to follow the guidelines provided for home isolation process”, the worried MLA question the government.
None of the authority of the Health Department had ever checked on whether a person tested with Covid-19 can remain in home isolation by visiting their respective home, Joykishan said and without knowing whether it is feasible for the person to continue home isolation or not they simply advice Home isolation by talking through phone calls.
He also asked the authority to make an inquiry on how long does it takes for a Covid positive person to get admitted to hospitals at times of need.
He said that it seems like some people are giving wrong advice to the government for some mere personal gain.
The MLA further added that when everyone is ready to follow the government initiative to conduct the mass Covid-19 test, how could they use Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) instead of RTPCR as everyone knows that RAT test has to be tested again at RTPCR if tested negative.
“It is emergency time, people are worried and panic, at such a situation blaming the people for the rise of the pandemic is not correct”, Joykishan said.
On the other hand, the MLA also urged the government to check on whether the private hospital (empanelled) are following the guidelines issued by the government to accept CMHT or the PMJAY card for Covid treatment.

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