CM reviews COVID-19 situation

Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh reviewed COVID-19 situation of the State in a meeting held at the lawns of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar, Ministers Th. Biswajit, L. Dikho, Letpao Haokip, Awangbou Newmai, S. Rajen, Vungzagin Valte, O. Lukhoi, Th. Satyabrata, O. Henry, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Principal Secretary (Health) V. Vumlunmang, Director (Health) Dr. K. Rajo, RIMS Director Prof. A. Shanta, JNIMS Director Dr. K. Bhimo and other high ranking officials attended the meeting.

Speaking at the meeting, the Chief Minister emphasized on the need for timely diagnosis and hospitalization for effective treatment and prevention of casualties. He directed the concerned officials to regularly monitor availability of oxygen in all the districts. The Chief Minister also asked the officials to make a WhatsApp Group for the Medical Superintendants of all the Government and private hospitals for a better co-ordination amongst them.

A group of experts headed by Health Services Director Dr. K. Rajo has recently conducted a survey to find out the causes of death to COVID-19 patients in RIMS, JNIMS, Shija Hospitals and Raj Medicity. Late hospitalization is stated to be the main reason for most of the casualties as per their finding. As such, there is need for creating awareness among the general public to attend hospital as soon as the patient becomes symptomatic.

RIMS Hospital currently has 170 isolation beds including 17 ICU beds, JNIMS has 145 beds including 15 ICUs, Shija Hospitals has 57 beds including 15 ICUs and Raj Medicity has 21 beds including 4 ICUs.

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