Manipur Government gears up to set up 200-bedded quarantine centre  

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 30, 2020: Manipur Government is setting up a new 200-bedded quarantine centre within 10-15 days at Langthabal Phumlou Loukol in Imphal West district as part of the immediate measures taken up to tackle spread of pandemic Covid-19.

The new centre is to be set up in addition to the existing centres being opened in different districts of the state, a release said on Monday.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh along with some MLAs and high ranking officials of the state government inspected the site on Monday.

The centre would be constructed in around one hectare of land. Half of the land would be donated by the land owner while another half would be bought from him by the government as per the existing land price. A government hospital would be developed on the land after the epidemic is contained, the release said.

Biren instructed the officials concerned 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.

MLA L. Susindro, MLA Th. Satyabrata, chief secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, DGP L.M. Khaute, orincipal secretary (health) V. Vumlunmang, Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd. managing director C. Doungel, health services firector Dr. K. Rajo, JNIMS director Dr. Th. Bhimo and other high ranking officials of the state government were also present at the inspection.

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.

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