N Biren Singh
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh

Manipur government has appointed ten ministers as district in-charges to supervise the various activities for combating measures related to outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensuring supplies of essential commodities to public.

The State Government issued an order with the approval of the chief minister N Biren Singh on Friday, an official source said.

The appointed ten ministers including deputy chief minister Y Joykumar Singh who is assigned as in-charge of Imphal West district while government spokesperson and works minister Th Biswajit Singh will be in charge of Imphal East district.

The health minister L Jayentakumar will be in charge of Bishnupur district while his colleague revenue minister K Shyam for Jiribam district, sports minister Letpao Haokip for Chandel and Tengnoupal districts, tribal affairs minister N Kayisii for Tamenglong and Noney districts, public health & engineering minister L Dikho for Ukhrul and Kamjong districts, social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen for Kangpokpi and Senapati districts and education minister Th Radheshyam for Thoubal and Kakching districts.

While the state authorities continue to take up various measures to address the grievances of the common people in the north-eastern border state in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19, the state chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu appealed to all the employees of the State Government to contribute one day salary from the pay bill of March 2020 and donate to ‘Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.’

The ‘Chief Minister’s COVID19 Relief Fund’ was created for making available funds emergency requirements with a corpus fund of Rs 10 crores following a state Cabinet decision on March 23 last.

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