IMPHAL, March 30 - The Manipur government is planning to set up a new 200-bed quarantine facility within the next 10-15 days at Langthabal Phumlou Loukol in Manipur�s Imphal West District as part of immediate measures taken up to tackle Covid-19 in the state, official sources said.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh along with MLAs L Susindro (Khurai) and Th Satyabrata (Yaiskul) today inspected the proposed site under Imphal West District,the source said.The new centre is to be set up in addition to the existing temporary centres being opened in different districts of the State.
The new quarantine centre will be constructed in an area measuring around one pari, which is equivalent to one hectare of land. Half of the land would be donated by the land owner of the area while another half would be acquired by the state government as per the existing system.
The whole idea of the initiative is to develop a permanent healthcare centre by the state government in order to address the public demand in case of any emergency or outbreak of epidemic or natural calamities.
The Chief Minister also instructed Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu and DGP Manipur LM Khaute along with other officials of the state to complete construction of the centre within 10 to 15 days. He also instructed the DC Imphal West to begin survey of the land immediately.
Principal Secretary (Health) V Vumlunmang, Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd. Managing Director C Doungel, Health Services Director Dr K Rajo, JNIMS Director Dr Th Bhimo and other high-ranking officials of the state government, besides the local womenfolk were also present during the inspection.
It may be mentioned that different quarantine centres have already been opened in almost all the districts of the State to accommodate those who have returned from affected states and countries.
CM�s Relief fund: In the meantime, donations to the recently opened Chief Minister�s Covid-19 Relief Fund are coming from different sections of the society.
Many individuals and organisations have contributed a total of Rs 10,26,500 to the fund.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh thanked all those individuals and organisations who have generously donated to the Chief Minister�s Covid-19 Relief Fund till date.