Manipur launches control room to manage home delivery supplies

Manipur launches control room to manage home delivery supplies
Manipur CM N Biren Singh launching launched Home Delivery Supplies Management Control Room in ImphalÆs Thangal Bazar on Sunday.
Correspondent IMPHAL, Apr 19 | Publish Date: 4/19/2020 8:50:29 AM IST

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh launched Home Delivery Supplies Management Control Room in Imphal’s Thangal Bazar on Sunday.

The opening of the control room aimed at addressing grievances and hardships faced by people of the state in procuring essential items owing to the nationwide lockdown, officials said.

Any individual or groups can contact the toll-free number 1800-313-8171 between 9 am to 3 pm daily, they added.  

The chief minister hoped that such initiative would definitely reduce the crowd and help in maintaining social distancing in the state. 

The launch of control room will strengthen home delivery services offered by various agencies in the state. 

Initially, the control room will be operational for the Imphal East and Imphal West after which the remaining districts would be covered shortly, he informed.

Officials of different government departments and Chamber of Commerce have been deputed to attend to grievances of the people, he added.

Singh maintained that the state government has received the directives of the Union government on relaxation of the lockdown restrictions in some parts of the state. 

He said that a decision will be taken at the cabinet meeting which is scheduled to be held on Monday. The government would then issue a notification on the sectors or areas where the lockdown would be continued or be relaxed, he added.

Talking about natives of the state stranded in various parts of the country, the chief minister said that the government has extended one-time financial assistance of Rs 2000 each to 12,561 individuals till now. 

Out of 16,172 individuals who have registered through, the amount has been transferred to the respective bank accounts, he claimed. 

The government will further extend financial assistance to the remaining individuals shortly, he added. 

The chief minister reiterated his government’s commitment to extend every possible help to stranded Manipuris. 

He said that the government was in constant touch with chief ministers, chief secretaries and DGPs of different states to make sure every stranded Manipuri will be taken care of in their respective states.

He thanked the people for their co-operation and support to the government in fighting against COVID-19 in the state and appreciated the selfless sacrifices of doctors, nurses, paramedical staffs and those working at the frontline in the fight against COVID-19 in the state. 

He also updated on the recovery of the second COVID-19 patient of the state who tested negative for the disease on Saturday adding that the patient will undergo another round of test today and if the test turns out negative then Manipur will become free of COVID-19 cases.

Some MLAs of ruling BJP, top officials of the state government, DCs of Imphal West and Imphal East districts were amongst others who attended the launch of the Home Delivery Supplies Management Control Room.

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