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Imphal, 07 June 2021 ( Evening News ) : Just a couple of weeks ago, there was a big hue and cry about inadequate availability of covid-19 vaccines in the state, but now there slots and more slots available at various vaccination centers opened across the state but people aren't just turning up to get the jab. Reality, out of the total around 35 lakhs population in Manipur, a little over 5 lakhs have been inoculated so far. Out of this, 4.2 lakhs people have recieved the first dose of covid-19 vaccine and 80,885 people have recieved the second dose.The number is embarassing especially on Sundays. Only 200 people in total were vaccinated against Covid-19 across the state yesterday when 40,000 people were innoculated at a single location on a single day in Hyderabad. Why people in the state are reluctant to get the jab? Is it because the vaccine itself has no efficacy as there are reports of people getting detected positive for COVID-19 even after taking the two required doses? Is it because of the rumours going round on various social media platforms about its presumed side-effects including one of becoming a zombie or sudden death after two years? Or Is it because that the recently launched, "Aggressive Mass COVID-19 Testing drive" has cocooned everyone inside their homes? What can be done to increase the vaccination rate?
Imphal, 01 June 2021 (Evening News ) : "Manipur Police is leaving no stone unturned to curb the second or even probably the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Active cases have risen above 1000 mark twice and it was 869 yesterday. As a part of the aggressive mass Covid testing drive launched by Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren in the state today, police nabbed curfew violators and conducted COVID testing upon them. Violators were made to pay fines and RAT Covid tests were conducted upon them by health officials on the spot. Singjamei Police team under the supervision of Additional SP Th. Bidyapati along with doctors and other health workers of State Health Deparment carried out Covid testing drive upon curfew violators at Singjamei Chinga Crossing amid this morning's drizzle. Rapid Antigent Tests to detect COVID-19 were conducted upon 29 lockdown violators out of which 4 including a woman tested positive for COVID-19. Police said, those who tested positive for COVID-19 will be issued fines and then take them to Covid Care Centres while those found negative will be slapped with fines for violating curfew restrictions. Police is serious about conducting similar drive at various parts of the city.
Imphal, 19 May 2021 ( Evening News ) : Climate Activist and Founder of The Child Movement Licypriya Kangujam from Manipur has saved the lives of more than 100 COVID-19 patients by providing them Oxygen Concentators on time.
In a recent interview with Canada's National News Channel CTV News, Licypriya Kangujam said that she has saved the lives of more than 100 COVID-19 patients across India by providing them Oxygen Concentrators and added that she will continue her efforts to save more lives. Licypriya said that she was deeply saddened upon the fact that many children have lost their parents and near & dear ones to COVID-19 and that she couldn't sleep or eat for days, hence decided to extend all possible help to save COVID-19 patients by utilising her personal savings and funds which she had raised for her ongoing Climate Acitivism.
9-Yr-Old Climate Activist, Licypriya said she had appealed to world leaders on Social Media platform to extend help for India to battle COVID-19 pandemic. She got her first aid from Taiwan. The country had sent her Oxygen Concentrators and Medical Kits. She had also launched a Fundraiser to help Covid-19 Patients and many generous people have started giving donations.
Imphal , 08 April 2021 ( Evening News ) :JNIMS staff has tendered mass resignation in demand for implementation of 7th ROP. Members of Teachers Association, JNIMS, Association for all Non-Teaching Staff, JNIMS and The Trained Nurses Association, JNIMS today tendered mass resignation to JNIMS Deputy Director (Administration). Subsequently, OPD of the lone state run hospital --JNIMS is now closed. The decision to submit mass resignation was taken in a Joint Governing body meeting of the associations on April 6. They also resolved that all members will unanimously resolve not to withdraw the mass resignation papers in the event of any threat and that no member will withdraw resignation paper individually. Speaking to media, Joint Secretary of JNIMS Teachers Association Doctor Kumarjit said they tendered the mass resignation against the non-implementation of 7th ROP in JNIMS even after 100 days of verbal assurance by State Chief Secretary. He said further course of action will be decided by the associations in due time. Members of the three Associations met with Principal Secretary Health V. Vunlunmang this afternoon. However, V. Vunlunmang said he cannot take any decision without the Chief Secretary who has taken ill since yesterday.
Meanwhile, Press release from JNIMS Director Professor Th Bhimo says mass resignation submitted by JNIMS Staff cannot be accepted as per rules. It said Joint application is not acceptable under the provisions of Central Civil Services Conduct Rules, 1964. The press release further said, any individual member who desires to submit resignation from their post may submit in individual application as per rules.
Imphal, 28 February 2021 ( Evening News ): A minor boy was killed while 7 others including 3 women sustained injuries in a shooting incident at Kakwa Naorem Leikai Sofa Leirak in Imphal West District under Singjamei Police Station. Impact News sources said that the incident occurred at around 11:30 last night. The deceased minor is 17 year old RK. Casper, son of late Dhanasana. While the injured persons are 76 year old Naorem Inao, 50 year old Naorem Hemabati, 36 year old Naorem Thoibisana, 32 year old Naorem Phulendro, 27 year old Naorem Amarjit, 20 year old Naorem Barun and 17 year old Naorem Banish. Police has arrested two accused involved in the shooting- Longjam Rakesh and his father Achou from Kakwa Huidrom Leikai. Following the incident, Irate locals of the deceased minor boy’s locality burnt down the house of the shooter in the wee hours today. They also vandalised 3 other houses and set ablaze a van. Upon getting the information, Singjamei Police Station Personnel rushed to contain the situation. Police resorted to firing tear gas Shells to disperse the agitating mob. Upon hearing the incident, Langthabal MLA Karam Shyam and Imphal West SP also arrived and inspected the crime scene.