Imphal, May 24 2021: Agriculture minister O Lukhoi donated 40 D-type oxygen cylinders to CM's COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The oxygen cylinders were handed over to health advisor to chief minister Dr Sapam Ranjan at the directorate of health services complex, Lamphel here on Monday.
After handing over the oxygen cylinders brought from Kolkata, minister Lukhoi said that chief minister N Biren is working hard to bring medicines and oxygen from outside in view of increasing COVID-19 cases and fatalities in Manipur.
Many people are also extending help to the government and donating cash and kind to the CM Relief Fund, he said, adding that now is the time for extending help and this was the reason behind donating 40 oxygen cylinders.
RPI (Athwale) Manipur State president Maheshwar Thounaojam also donated 10 oxygen cylinders (5 D-Type and 5 B-Type) to Saina Institute of Sciences, Manipur managing director Dr S Kumar on Monday for aiding denizens of Keishamthong AC who are in need of oxygen.
In a video recording released by RPI Manipur State, Maheshwar said that the Covid-19 Task Force formed under his supervision has been extending assistance to the people of Keishamthong AC who have been affected by the lockdown/curfew over Covid-19.As part of the assistance, 10 oxygen cylinders were donated to Saina Institute of Sciences, which is providing free 24-hour ambulance service to help the denizens of the constituency who are in dire need of life saving oxygen.
Urging those in need to contact the Covid-19 Task Force to avail the services of the Institute, Maheshwar further urged for concerted efforts in preventing the spread of the disease.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr S Kumar appreciated Maheshwar for donating the cylinders after the Institute sought help on social media over shortage of oxygen.
He then urged the people to avail the ambulance services being provided by the Institute.
Meanwhile, Maheshwar has extended deepest condolences over the demise of former Health Services director Dr Thiyam Suresh who passed away due to Covid-19.The RPI (Athwale) Manipur State Committee president also shared the grief of the bereaved family.
Seva Bharati Manipur (SBM) under the sponsorship of Sewa International also donated six Oxygen Concentrators (OCs) to RIMS, Imphal for the people of Manipur on Monday, said a release issued by RIMS media advisor N Philip Singh.
On the other hand, Manipur Public School (MPS), Imphal 1997 (class XII) batch donated 3 (three) Jumbo Oxygen Cylinder (JOC) to RIMS, Imphal.
RIMS Prof A Santa Singh expressed gratitude to the donors for their noble act during the pandemic.
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