Lockdown in Manipur
A view of Manipur during lockdown. Image credit - Northeast Now

The Manipur government has created ‘Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Relief Fund’ for making available funds during an emergency with a corpus fund of Rs 10 crore following a State Cabinet decision on Monday.

The state government appealed to the people that they may make contributions to this Fund for which an account has been opened with the Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd.

The account number is 70600875695 (IFSC Code: YESBOMSCB01 and MICR Code: 795808002), says an official press statement issued after the Cabinet meeting.

The Cabinet further resolved that all Cabinet ministers will donate a month’s salary to the Manipur State Covid-19 Fund.

The Cabinet further appealed to all the government servants to donate a day’s salary to Manipur the State COVID-19 Fund, it added.

As decided by the Cabinet meeting, a 24X7 ‘COVID-19 Control Room’, which will be operational round the clock, has also been inaugurated at the Darshan hall of Chief Minister’s Secretariat Complex, Imphal around 7.30 pm on Monday, sources said.

The control room will be manned by the personnel from various departments including the police department.

Meanwhile, the state authority informed that the public is informed to redress their queries or seek information from the new helpline number 1800-345-3818 for any query regarding Covid-19.

The state health and family welfare directorate on Wednesday informed that the new number is fully functional 24X7 since 7.30 pm of March 23, 2020.

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: ssamom@gmail.com