NGOs distribute BiPAPs to hill districts of Manipur

By FrontierManipur | Published On 08th Jun, 2021, 07:28 GMT+0530

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Of the 50 units, 20 will be under the care of the State Health Agency while the remaining 30 will be distributed as per the needs of the state to various sites by Team Oxygen India in collaboration with STEP North-East, Highland Group, and Maolkeki Foundation.

TFM Ukhrul Correspondent

Team Oxygen India in collaboration with STEP North-East, Highland Group, and Maolkeki Foundation has provided much-needed BiPAPs to the Government of Manipur and nine selected hill districts of Manipur.

The 50 units, funded by ACT Grants, were received during a ceremony held in the presence of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh. Of the 50 units, 20 will be under the care of the State Health Agency while the remaining 30 will be distributed as per the needs of the state to various sites by the NGOs.

Oxygen Exchange is a platform run by volunteers who have been monitoring the Oxygen demand-supply patterns in various states in India. The volunteers identified a gap in Manipur and therefore, decided to work with various donors, NGOs, the state government and suppliers to fill this gap.

STEP North-East founder and director Worrin Muivah who is overseeing the distribution of BiPAP machines in the hill districts informed this correspondent that three BiPAP machines were handed to Ukhrul and Churachandpur. Senapati, Kamjong, Kangpokpi, Chandel, Tamenglong, Noney, and Pherzawl were given two each. He also added that Maolkeki Foundation and Highland Group will be responsible for distributing the machine in the valley.

STEP North-East is a not-for-profit organisation that focuses on bridging the educational gap between the urban and the rural areas of Manipur and the Northeast. It is registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882. For more, one can visit https://stepnortheast.org.

The distribution of BiPAP Machines wound up at Senapati on Monday. Worrin Muivah handed over the machines to the Medical Superintendent of Senapati in the presence of Deputy Commissioner of Senapati, Mahesh Hiralal Chaudhari. Worrin Muivah expressed gratitude to Senapati DC for warmly receiving their team and acknowledging their contribution.

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