Imphal: Health minister L. Jayantakumar and education minister Th. Radheshyam, who is also the district in-charge of Thoubal and Kakching on Thursday visited District Hospital, Thoubal.
The ministerial team held a meeting with the chief medical officer, Thoubal, Dr N. Jayentakumar, medical superintendent Dr. Ch. Memcha, health workers and officials concerned of the Thoubal district.
Jayantakumar said the funds allocated for room renovation for accommodating the dictors, nurses and health workers will be released soon so that necessary preparations can be carried out. He said as promised earlier an emergency medicine doctor has been posted as per the requirement at the hospital. An isolation ward has also been established in the hospital, the Personal Protective Equipments and other
equipment will be used in the best way to encounter Covid-19, he added.
The health ninister assured that there will be no shortage of PPE, and cautioned the health workers to abide the guidelines for the usage of the PPE. He informed that the PPE are used as protective gears to protect the health of the workers. He said the PPE is to be used by the people most at risk of Covid-19 infection who will be in close contact with a suspect/confirmed Covid-19 patient or who cares for such patients as prescribed in the guidelines by the ministry of health and family welfare.
On the shortage of vehicles, the minister said that arrangement will be made as per the needs. He informed the gathering that since Thoubal district is witnessing an increase in the number of positive cases, ALS Ambulance stationed at Kakching can be co-utilised. He said the Government of India has also announced ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19’ for those working in frontline to fight the pandemic.
The ninister urged all the health workers and those engaged in fighting the pandemic to work with dedication and give their fullest considering their services for the cause of humanity.
Radheshyam said protocol must be followed while combating the pandemic and care the patient as well. He said, “As we are facing war like situation as the frontline workers, we must overcome the fear and discharge our duty as service to humanity.”
He appealed to be careful and cautious so that the spread of the pandemic could be contained, a DIPR press release said.