Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Thursday visited Old Age Homes located at Kongba Nongthombam Leikai in Imphal East and Mongshangei in Imphal West District to assess the safety measures taken up in these homes amid COVID-19 crisis.
He interacted with the inmates and also presented ration items, hand sanitizers, masks, medicine etc to them.
Ruling MLA Th Satyabrata who represents Yaiskul Assembly constituency in Imphal, principal secretary (Health) V Vumlunmang and other high ranking officers of the State Government also accompanied the chief minister during the visit.
Speaking to reporters, N Biren thanked the people and the media for extending cooperation to the Government in tackling spread of COVID-19 in the State.
After April 20, the chief minister informed, the State Government may consider relaxations for some selected sectors after assessing the situation.
However, no decision would be taken in a hurry, he said.
Asking the public to join hands in the fight of COVID-19 with the Government, he opined that now is not the time to indulge in blame game and unnecessary criticism.
He also urged the public to immediately inform the police or call the toll free number of Common Control Room if anybody comes across with sale of essential items in the price higher than the price fixed by the Government.
Stating that one IAS officer each had been appointed as in-charge officers of all the states to hear the grievances of the State natives stranded in different cities, he further said the Government is also considering to provide assistance to those who are now in different cities for medical treatment.