Manipur CM N Biren Singh during the inauguration of an oxygen plant at JNIMS in Imphal East district on May 28

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on May 28 said that an 80-bedded dedicated COVID hospital for children below 15 years will be opened soon in the state.

The chief minister said that positive cases of COVID-19 among the children in the state is of great concern. Singh was speaking during the inauguration of a cryogenic liquid medical oxygen plant having a storage capacity of 10 KL at JNIMS complex in the Imphal East district.

He said that joint efforts and collective work of all concerned helped install the oxygen plan within such a short period.

The chief minister informed that PSA oxygen plant in Churachandpur is now operational and a similar plant will be inaugurated at Thoubal soon. Moreover, many of the hill districts in Manipur will also have oxygen plants soon. He added that another cryogenic LMO plant of 20 KL capacity will be installed in Imphal at the earliest.

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