IMPHAL, Aug 4 - With 98 new cases, including 34 from the Central Armed Police Force, the COVID-19 tally of Manipur surged to 3,018 today, official sources said. �The numbers of active and recovered cases are 1,197 and 1,814 respectively,� said Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director and spokesperson of the Manipur Health Department in a press release. The cumulative number of deaths is seven and the recovery rate is 60.10 per cent, he added.
The new positive cases were confirmed at the VRDLs of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences and the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), District Hospital, Jiribam, and Imphal West RAT in the last 24 hours, the release said.
During the same period, 48 persons were discharged from the JNIMS, COVID care centres of Meitram, Senapati, Tamenglong, RD Wing and Jiribam AR after they were found negative.
Meanwhile, the Women Action for Development (WAD), a Manipur-based NGO, on Tuesday urged the State Government to arrange a temporary maternity hospital and a special ward in every district for needy women, a press release stated.
Expressing concern over reports of death of women while giving birth during this pandemic, the WAD urged the authority concerned to assign separate doctors and nurses to attend delivery cases and non-COVID patients, besides identifying pregnant women and nursing mothers in every district and provide them proper supplementary nutrition and other health care essentials.
�Since the hospitals in the State are entirely occupied for treating COVID-19 patients, other non-COVID patients and pregnant women in particular, are facing hardships, especially those in the containment zones,� the release stated. The State Health department must make necessary arrangements to deal with such issues during the pandemic, it added.