Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on August 15 said that his government is making all efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
In his address at the 74th Independence Day celebrations in Imphal, the chief minister acknowledged the selfless sacrifice made by the doctors, nurses and other medical staffs in the fight against COVID-19.
He lauded the team of doctors for rendering their service selflessly towards treating the COVID-19 patients. He appealed the people of the state not to stigmatize the healthcare workers and other frontline warriors. The chief minister urged the people to support and cooperate in fighting the deadly COVID-19 disease.
Mentioning about the unwanted incidents that happened recently due to denial of admission of patients in hospitals, Biren Singh appealed to the hospitals and doctors not to refuse treatment to any patient. He also warned the hospitals and doctors against denial of treatment to patients. The government has already issued an order in this regard, he added.
Stating about the extension of lockdown, the chief minister said in consultation with the cabinet ministers and members of the Consultative Committee on COVID-19, the government will decide on extension of the lockdown.
SOPs and other guidelines will be issued in this regard shortly, he added.
Mentioning about the achievements of the present government in ‘war against drugs’, Biren Singh said that with the establishment of fast track court, around 110 persons have been convicted so far in connection with drug related cases.
He said that various drug factories have been busted by the police in various parts of the state. He said that the government will continue the crackdown against drug smuggling.