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Covid-19 infection is rising in rural areas of Manipur due to lack of awareness, inadequate infrastructure and failure to follow COVID SOPs: Health Director Dr K. Rajo

Health Services Director Doctor K. Rajo has highlighted the plights facing health and other relevant officials in administering COVID-19 Vaccine to inhabitants residing in far-flung areas of Manipur. Briefing media on the current status of covid-19 pandemic in Manipur at the Medical Directorate in Lamphel, today, Doctor K. Rajo said, Government is leaving no stone unturned in reaching out covid vaccination drive to beneficiaries in every nook and corner of the state, but bad road connectivity, shortage of man power and lack of awareness on the benefits of COVID-19 vaccine are major stumbling blocks. 

Dr. K.,Rajo also informed that efforts are on to increase the number of Community quarantine centres in the State. He said, community halls and schools will be converted into quarantine centres if required. He reminded that as per the Government's order issued on July 26, meals are being provided to inmates of covid care centres in the state. Stating that Government is carrying out mass awareness on covid appropriate behaviours, vaccination drive and mass covid testing on war footing in the State, the health director appealed for public support in fighting covid-19 pandemic. 

Speaking further, the Health Directior highlighted the current status of COVID-19 Situation in Manipur. He said, covid-19 infection is gradually declining in the urban areas of Manipur while it is steadily increasing in the rural areas. Dr K. Rajo cited lack of awareness and failure to maintain COVID-appropriate behaviours as reasons behind the surging COVID-19 infection rate in rural areas. He also informed that in the past 10 days, covid infection is highest in Imphal West District followed by Imphal East, Bishnupur and Thoubal District. While in the Hill districts, Churachandpur has the highest infection rate followed by Chandel, Kangpokpi and Noney District. While, covid fatality rate in the state stands average compared to the last highest number of deaths.

Dr. K Rajo also said that Manipur has so far logged 7 Black Fungus cases out of which two patients have died and 5 are undergoing treatment. The Health Director assured that State Government is making all out efforts to pay extra service pay and other due incentives to health workers including doctors and nurses. He also expressed sadness that two doctors in Manipur have succumbed to COVID-19 and informed that their families have been provided an Ex-Gratia amount of 50 lakh rupees each by the Government. Dr Rajo called for collective efforts of health professionals, government and the public in battling COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Anti Smuggling Unit, Customs Division Imphal seizes Brown Sugar worth around Rs. 8 Crores in the International Market

Illegal activities such as drug smuggling continue even during the coronavirus induced lockdown in Manipur.

Anti Smuggling Unit, Customs Division Imphal team has seized a huge consignment of Brown Sugar, worth around 8 Crore Rupees in the International Market. 31-Year-Old Md. Tamijur Rahaman, son of Md Abdul Rahaman was caught ferrying the contraband items in a Tata Truck bearing Nagaland registration number - NL-01-I-89-66 on July 29.

Acting on a tip-off, the team recovered the drugs during a frisking operation in Mantripukhi area last evening. According to Custom officials, the contraband drugs weighing 8kg 800 grams were concealed in 11 different packets.

Custom Division Imphal has registered a case against Md. Tamijur Rahaman under ND & PS  Act, 1985 for necessary actions.

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Shocking as it is, curfew violators attacked Police at Khurai Heigrumakhong early this morning. Three police personnel of Imphal East District sustained injuries in the scuffle. One Gypsy vehicle of Imphal East Police Commando was also damaged in the incident. Heingang police has arrested 40 suspects for interrogation. 

Scuffles occured between police and curfew violators at Khurai Heigrumakhong around 6AM today. Conflicts reportedly occurred in connection with the July 20 incident when a police team led by Imphal East SP N. Herojit drove back curfew violators to their respective homes using loudspeakers at Khurai Heigrumakhong. It maybe mentioned that one police personnel sustained injuries in the incident. Police today rushed at the venue to arrest a miscreant allegedly involved in the July 20 incident.

Additional SP Imphal East Moirangmayum Bishworjit told Impact News that when the police team approached, they came across curfew violators at Khomidok market and when the police got tough on them, the violators started pelting stones towards them. Police resorted to tear gas shelling and smoke bombing to contain the situation. Heingang Police Station OC, Imphal East Commando OC and driver of the damaged police Gypsy sustained injuries in the scuffle.

A team including District Magistrate and SP Imphal East N. Herojit has rushed to the site and took stock of the situation. Police has arrested 40 people for interrogation in connection with today’s incident. They are under the custody of Heingang Police Station as of filing this report. Police has condemned such unruly behaviour and appealed to the public to abide by the coronavirus induced lockdown to curb further spread of covid-19 infection in the state.

 

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