Imphal, Dec 26: Manipur is preparing to conduct a state-wide Covid-mock drill on December 27 to combat any emergency relating to Covid 29 pandemic.
Confirming this and sharing a glimpse of the preparation meeting in Imphal in a Facebook post, National Health Mission Manipur’s office wrote, “Review Meeting on Covid 19 Mock Drill Preparedness for the districts chaired by Additional chief secretary Shru V Mang.”
Earlier Manipur Health Minister Dr. S Ranjan Singh conveyed this at the same time as addressing a press convention some days lower back after attending country Chief Minister N Biren Singh chaired a review meeting on the report of the rising number of Covid-19 cases due to variant BF.7 in some countries.
However, daily detected issues are still low in India. In the case of Manipur, there is no new Covid 19 active case not to speak of recording any new Covid-19 positive case.
Dr. Ranjan stated the step is being taken not to create panic but to initiate precautions in case of any eventuality as the state’s vaccination rate is comparatively low, specifically withinside the hill areas.
The state’s vaccination rate (1st dose 62.5%,2nd dose 54.9% & booster dose: 2,79,099) is only about 20.86%. “So it’s time to get vaccination apart from Covid appropriate behavior, minimize or avoid the public gathering, international travel,” says Minister Dr. Ranjan.
“If there are symptoms like flu and fever, one should follow the government guidelines.”