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Mnp forms expert panel to study Covid mortality

IMPHAL, MAY 19: | Publish Date: 5/19/2021 2:45:13 PM IST

 Correspondent

 Manipur government has set up a seven-member expert committee to ascertain the causes of deaths due to COVID-19 in the state.

The committee headed by director of state health services Dr K Rajo Singh will look into the recent Covid-19 mortality cases in order to identify causes.

The committee will also suggest remedial and preventive steps that may be taken at hospitals, Covid Care Centres and during home isolation.

Director of RIMS hospital, medical superintendent of JNIMS, managing director of Babina Diagnostics, president of Indian Medical Association, Manipur state branch, regional director of Union ministry of health and family welfare and additional director of health services are members of the committee. 

Besides surge in cases, the state has also witnessed sharp rise in the mortality due to Covid-19 complications. 

Even though, a maximum of five deaths in a day was reported until May 2 last, the state has been witnessing daily deaths of 10 and above with highest single-day deaths upto 20 since then.

Meanwhile, the government has asked ambulances to mute the sirens mute in a bid to reduce anxiety and panic amid a surge in Covid cases. In an office memorandum, the director of the state health services said that since roads are clear in view of the curfews that have been imposed across the state, there was no need for ambulances to use sirens.

 

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