IMPHAL, Oct 29 � Manipur Government has acquired hi-tech equipments to screen and detect people infected with Ebola during the upcoming Sangai Festival to be held from November 21 to November 30, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said on Monday.
Screening has already begun at Imphal Airport and all the National Highways connecting Manipur to detect patients suffering from the deadly disease Ebola, Ibobi told reporters on the sidelines of the oath-taking ceremony of Elangbam Dwijamani (Cong) as MLA. Dwijamani won the recent by-poll from Hiyanglam Assembly constituency.
Ibobi, however, said he has advised the department concerned to avoid any incident that can upset foreign visitors while monitoring them during the upcoming Sangai festival.
The equipments for identifying people infected with Ebola are just like cameras, Ibobi said and informed that the pre-emptive measures have been taken up by the State Government to prevent spread of the deadly disease in Manipur.
Referring to the planned passport and visa office to be set up in Imphal, the Chief Minister said his Government has been making efforts to recruit regular staff for the proposed visa office.
He also said the Government is working hard to start operation of regular international flights from Imphal Tulihal Airport soon.