Manipur government has formed a 21-member State Consultative Committee for COVID-19 with chief minister N Biren Singh as its chairperson, to fight the deadly disease.
The committee was formed following a Cabinet decision on April 20, an order issued on Friday stated.
The committee includes five ministers and five MLAs, including three from the Opposition party.
The Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, V Vumlunmang, is the convener of the committee.
Meanwhile, a total of 22,018 people, who are stranded outside the State, have been provided Rs 2,000 each, incurring a total amount of Rs 4.4 crore.
“Till today, altogether 22,018 of our people stranded outside the State have been assisted through CM’s COVID-19 Relief Fund Rs. 2000 each, involving a total sum of over Rs 4.4 crores. Deeply grateful to hundreds of individuals and groups who have contributed to the Relief Fund in this moment of need,” chief minister N Biren Singh said in a tweet.
Earlier, Principal Secretary PK Singh, who is the Resident Commissioner of the Manipur Bhavan in New Delhi, led a team to provide dry rations to more than 2,000 students and people in and around New Delhi.
At the same time, the State Government has been distributing rice under the PDS to people of the State, including migrant workers, during the ongoing lockdown.
It may mentioned here that the two COVID-19 patients of the State, who were confirmed positive for the disease on March 24 and April 2 respectively, were discharged from the JNIMS and RIMS hospitals here on April 12 and April 21 respectively.