Manipuri bio-resource scientist, Dr. Rajkumar Kishor formulates two herbal health drinks to boost immunity amidst the global fight against the covid pandemic. Dr. Kishor, a cancer survivor, says his health drinks, juiced from three indigenous species of gingers, known for their traditional values for the treatment of common cold, cough, flu and many other ailments would also provide relief to the people living with the noble coronavirus.
A doctorate on the production of hybrid orchids, the Manipur bio scientist has so far bred 15 orchid hybrids and out of these, at least two (one named after his wife, ‘Kebisana’) has been accepted by the Royal Horticulture Society of London, the world’s top organization for hybrid orchid registration.Add a comment Read more: Manipuri Bio-Resource Scientist Formulates Immunity Booster
Meghalaya government was quick to response to the outbreak of COVID-19 by coming out with community base program such as Community COVID-19 Management Committees (CCMC). This program involves the participation of all traditional heads such as Headman and Nokmas with an aim to prevent the community outbreaks well as giving awareness to their respective localities regarding the pandemic. COVID-19 Committee was planned to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 by giving preference to quarantine all returnees for 28 days in Institutional, Community and Home Quarantine Center depending on their result. The state government has also launched the largest ‘Corona Care Centre’ and the ‘Quarantine Facility’ in Meghalaya at IIM, Shillong with a total capacity of holding 258 patients. Chief Secretary M.S Rao informed that Meghalaya has over 3,227 beds available for treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Meghalaya saw over 16 thousands returnees both students and working individuals from across the country coming back to their respective homes. To facilitate the returnees, the government of Meghalaya has also set up two temporary camps in Guwahati Railway Station and Guwahati Airport. The government has made sure that no parents or relatives shall pick up their kin, instead all returnees are ferried by Government owned vehicles to their respective district where the samples are collected for further testing. All the returnees are being kept for the first three days in Institutional Quarantine Centre and if they are tested Negative, they are sent to Community Quarantine Centre which is being managed by traditional heads such as Dorbar Shnong in Khasi and Jaintia Hills and Nokmas in Garo Hills.Add a comment Read more: Role of Traditional Heads on the rolling Pandemic