Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh had an extensive discussion about the present COVID-19 situation of the state with Regional Institute of Medical Sciences(RIMS) authority, doctors and nurses at RIMS Jubilee Hall, Lamphelpat on Friday.
Advisor to CM (Health) Sapam Ranjan, Principal Secretary (Health) Vumlunmang Vualnam, RIMS Director Prof A Santa, RIMS Medical Superintendent Prof Ch Arunkumar, doctors and representatives from nurses also took part in the discussion.
Speaking at the occasion, CM Biren Singh appreciated the doctors, nurses and other para-medical staff for their relentless dedication to duty at this time of a difficult situation.
Like soldiers fight in the borders to protect the country’s sovereignty, the Chief Minister said, doctors, nurses and para-medical staff are also fighting in the frontline to effectively tackle the deadly virus.
The Chief Minister said that the main purpose of his interaction with doctors and nurses was to identify the prime reason for the increase in the number of casualties in the past few days. He also sought suggestions from doctors to check this rise.
N Biren said, as experts are predicting that the pandemic may peak in December or January in Manipur as well, the State must be prepared for it from now, the Chief Minister maintained.
Regarding it, he asked the RIMS authority to find a way to increase the number of COVID-19 beds having ventilators.
Stating that he would soon apprise the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare about the urgent need to increase the number of COVID-19 beds in the hospital, he asked the RIMS authority to begin the process of engagement for manpower requirement and purchase equipment with the funds in hand in this regard.