Essential items home delivery control room launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 19, 2020:Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Sunday launched the Home Delivery Supplies Management Control Room at Dharmasala, Thangal Bazar, Imphal.

It was launched with the objective to address the grievances and hardships faced by the people of the state in procuring the essential items amid nationwide Covid-19 llockdown,

Any individual or groups can contact the toll-free number 1800-313-8171 from 9 am to 3 pm daily. Such initiative would definitely reduce the crowd and help in maintaining social distancing in the state, Biren said.

The control room will strengthen the home delivery services being offered by various agencies in the state. Initially, the control room will be operational for the Imphal East and Imphal West and the remaining districts would be covered shortly. Officials of different government departments and Chamber of Commerce have been deputed to attend the grievances of the people, he added.

The state government has received the directives of the Union government on the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions in some parts of the state. He said a decision will be taken at the Cabinet meeting which is scheduled to be held on Monday. Upon that the government would issue a notification on the sectors or areas where the lockdown would be continued or be relaxed, the chief minister said.

Mentioning about those Manipuris who are stranded in various parts of the country, he said that the government has extended one-time financial assistance of Rs 2000 each to 12,561 individuals till now. Out of 16,172 individuals who have registered through, the amount has been transferred to the respective bank accounts. The government will further extend financial assistance to those remaining individuals shortly, he added.

He informed that the government is committed to extend every possible help to those stranded Manipuris. He stated that the government is in constant touch with the chief ministers, chief secretaries and DGPs of different states to make sure that every stranded Manipuri will be taken care of in their respective states.

Biren thanked the co-operation and support of the people extended to the government in fighting against Covid-19 in the state. He appreciated the selfless sacrifices of the doctors, nurses, paramedical staffs and those who are working at the frontline in the fight against Covid-19 in the state.

He mentioned that the second Covid-19 patient of the state is recovering and was tested negative on Saturday. He said the patient will undergo another round of test on Sunday and if the test turns out negative then Manipur will become free of Covid-19 cases.

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