Health Dept seeks help from Army, AR

    12-Feb-2020

Health Dept seeks help fr
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Feb 11: In view of the ever rising number of coronavirus fatalities in China and reports of confirmed cases coming from different countries, the State Health Department has sought help from Army and Assam Rifles in keeping the virus at bay.
Health Services Director Dr K Rajo told The Sangai Express said that the department has written to Army and Assam Rifles units deployed along the Manipur-Myanmar border to assist in the pre-emptive measures taken up by the department to prevent spreading of coronavirus in the State from across the border.
Army and Assam Rifles unit deployed along the border have been asked to screen all people  who come to the State from across the border, in case they look suspicious, and also to provide detailed information to the department, Dr Rajo said.
Both Army and Assam Rifles are very cooperative, he said.
Meanwhile, the number of people who have been put under surveillance after their return from China, Hong Kong and other foreign countries have reached 204.
Coronavirus screening posts supervised : A team led by Health Department Additional Director Dr Leishangthem Arke today supervised the screening work at ICP Moreh against coronavirus, reports our Moreh correspondent.
He advised the doctors and medical staff stationed there to be punctual and ensure speedy screening of people entering the State from across the border.
Tengnoupal SP Th Vikramjit Singh alongwith Additional Deputy Commissioner, Moreh L Manikanta also supervised the screening  work at Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate No 2. They also assured all possible assistance to the medical team stationed at the gate from the side of Police, ADC staff and Assam Rifles for proper screening of coronavirus.