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Voice of Imphal Times Has our CM unofficially advice the Health Department authority to slow down Covid-19 vaccination drive

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal Times have full trust in the Prime Minister of India, Chief Minister of India, and other medical experts who are taking up all measures to ensure that Coronavirus which has been causing COVID -19 pandemic is being swept away from the soil of the country.
For thirteen days, this newspaper (Imphal Times) have been bringing up the issue about the failed vaccination programme being underway in the state and the Chief Minister who is also in charge of the health department remain ignored to what has been happening and naturally, section of people have started questioning if the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had given unofficial directives to the health department to slow down the vaccination drive. This is being stated in view of the Covid-19 vaccination being conducted in the state.
There are multiple strategies being taken up in the country to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Increase of Hospital beds for COVID-19 patient treatment procuring of medical oxygen from wherever possible, besides installations of Oxygen generation plants across the country and ensuring of people to jab Covid-19 vaccines, assurance of food to those people living under the poverty line by ensuring 5 Kg rice each for people holding BPL or AAY or NFSA cardholders , besides, transferring of financial assistance to the account of the farmers under PMGKY . And also increase of the manpower in the health care sectors. These strategies have been announced by the center and the State government is trying all efforts base on the initiative of the Prime Minister to almost all states across the country particularly in the state of Manipur.
Since May 10, this year, when the pandemic is on the rise killing at least 2 digit number of patient every day and positivity rate rise with three-digit number, Imphal Times has been reporting about the slow pace of vaccination drive being underway in the state. All that has been announced by the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of Manipur, in Particular, could have appreciated if the announcements made by the Prime Minister of India that are to be implemented by the state government are converted into action with full dedications and sincerity.
Those who are keeping a close watch on the activities of the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh in connection with the kind of effort he is putting for his fellow citizens have every reason to appreciate him. His tireless effort to stay connected with people affected by the virus and actions being taken up after listening to the grievances of those in need of care has been appreciated by all. But to the eyes of someone who have six senses, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh seems to be working with emotions and sentiments and not at a professional level.
He (N. Biren Singh) had earlier stated that vaccination is the only alternative to stay safe and protected from the attack of the Covid-19 attack. However, till today no proper strategy to vaccinate those in need if not all the citizens have been seen prepared.
Most of the medical experts say that increase in the hospital infrastructures and preparation of ventilators and medical oxygen cylinders are a much but in view of the rising cases of Covid-19 positive, more important measures needed at this hour is the containment of the virus by breaking the chain. This perhaps. And in addition to this mass vaccination of the Covid-19 vaccine is perhaps the only left alternatives to save the people.
Having known this the Chief Minister himself has advice people to get vaccination at the earliest. However, the Vaccination drive being underway in the state is shocking.
Just 6000 people per day on an average when the vaccine doses stocked with the SVS (State vaccine Store) is around 1.2 lakhs, every person will definitely question the reason behind it.
Time and again Imphal Times had pointed out the incompetency of the health department authority in speeding up the vaccination programme. It has been 13 days that this newspaper had highlighted this issue and the Health Department who are organizing the vaccination drive are turning blind to the report.
It is at this point that people started asking on whether the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh himself had advice the immunization team to slow the vaccination work.

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