The development comes nearly two months after Manipur Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Joykumar Singh, of the National People’s Party (NPP) was stripped of his portfolios.
The HC also directed the MHRC to find out whether the quarantine centres are strictly following the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and National Centre for Disease Control.
The government decided to set up separate quarantine centres for the transgender community so as to ensure them emotional security during the pandemic.
The outcry against the DC, Salam Somorjit, followed after a picture of him allegedly inside a bus carrying 36 stranded people, who had returned from Mumbai, went viral on social media.
The 31-year-old from Imphal East district arrived in the state on Wednesday by road in a private vehicle. He was accompanied by four others including his father, who is a cancer patient. Five of them were evacuated to a quarantine centre in Imphal East district the Wednesday.
The successful evacuation and pool testing has resulted in bringing more stranded particularly in the Northeastern region into the state by road on a daily basis.
After the successful evacuation of 92 Manipuris from Guwahati and Mizoram on May 2, the state has geared up for large evacuation of stranded from the mainland.
The chief minister said that the decision was taken by the state cabinet on Wednesday. Besides evacuation of stranded Manipuris, the cabinet also reviewed the lockdown measures and management of quarantine centers.
As a relaxation of restrictions, a large turnout of people was witnessed in Imphal city. The sudden surge in movements of vehicles created traffic congestion in some streets.
Before proceeding to Imphal, all the passengers of the buses were screened by the official of the health department at Mao gate, which is the entry point to Manipur bordering Nagaland. However, no one was found with symptoms during the initial screening.
Both the doctors had been assigned at the Integrated Check Post (ICP), Moreh, bordering Myanmar since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak but had failed to report to duty.
The incident occurred on Tuesday morning when the deceased, identified as Yengkhom Dhanabir Meitei (26), along with other inmates attempted to flee the rehab centre.
One of those booked under the DMA in the first week of April was Yumnam Devjit, allegedly for a voice message in which he urged people not to obey the Prime Minister’s for lights-out at homes.
The development comes a day after the state consultative committee for COVID-19 chaired by Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, on Friday discussed to work out a mechanism to bring back stranded state natives in the state, among others.
The 56-year-old man from Lilong in Thoubal district had first tested positive for coronavirus on April 1, making him the second positive case in the state.
What started out as a humble initiative to help a handful of people around them, is now reaching out to those at the frontline fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
The textbooks will be available from the website bosemebook.in as well as through mobile application “Bosem eBook” which can be downloaded from Google Play store.
Biren Singh has taken over the charge of all portfolios held by Joykumar.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the cash reward is to express the Manipur government’s appreciation of the tireless and selfless work by the medical professionals in combating COVID-19
The doctor is also facing action for practising in a private hospital, in violation of rules.