Senapati: In a collective effort towards relief work amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Poumai Naga Officers’ Federation (PNOF) in Manipur donated a power generator to COVID-19 Isolation Ward at the District Hospital Senapati in Senapati district in Manipur on Thursday.

The total cost of the power generator 30 KVA KOEL i-Green Silent DG Set Water cooled, III-Phase, including installation, is about Rs 5.2 lakh.

“We are grateful to the PNOF for donating the much-needed power generator to the COVID-19 isolation ward. This was an immediate requirement for fighting against the pandemic, which is an effective tool for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the Senapati district,” said the district hospital authority.

While appreciating the federation for the contribution, medical superintendent Dr Sokha-a said that such a gesture shows that they love the district hospital.  

PNOF comprises officers belonging to the Poumai Naga community and working in different fields both in Central and state government.

Speaking to media persons, P Duna Duo, MCS, SDO/BDO Songsong, who is the president of PNOF, said, “We know the government is doing all it can in this fight against the disease. The government cannot do everything all the time, government also have limitations in terms of resources and manpower. Thus, We, PNOF wanted to show support to the government and also express our concerns for our people during these unprecedented extraordinary times.”

“We were told that the District Hospital, Senapati needed a generator urgently for uninterrupted use of oxygen concentrator and other appliances for COVID-19 patients, so we decided to procure it from Guwahati and donate it. We hope it helps in saving our people’s life,” he added.

Through the support and donation of Poumai Officers posted throughout the country the mission to donate Generator to the COVID-19 Isolation Ward, District Hospital Senapati became a reality, added PNOF general John Sha, MFS, Divisional Forest Officer of Senapati district.

This is not the first time PNOF is extending help for COVID-19 relief. Earlier during the first waveof COVID-19, the team also extended help by depositing cash to the 521 individuals belonging to the Poumai community and passengers’ fare who were stranded outside the state during the lockdown.

We hope that some positive changes will happen in the district through this donation in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, added the federation.

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