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Friday, November 6, 2009

CCpur gets 65th public sub-health centre

From M Kaimuanthang
Lamka, Nov 5: Another primary health sub-centre, PHSC, has been opened today in New Lamka areas which has a record of nine government recognised villages covering a population of 2,0000, at Lamka college campus in a well attended function whcih began at 11 am yesterday.
This is the 65th PHSC in the district.
The function was attended by the states power, hort & soil conservation as well as Sc & Tech minister T Phungzathang as chief guest while Ph Parijat minister health & CADA and Motilal Singh, director health were president and guest of honour.
T Phungzathang while addressing the function said the the state government as well as the Central government is paying utmost importance to the health sector of its population.
Highlighting about how such a health care centre has become possible he said medicines and other neccessary equipments will be installed at the centre and for this he would do his best.
Coming to his department he said at Khengjang power sub station another 32 KV will be installed shortly while at New Lamka areas 5 more MVA will set up after it has been procure from the department.
The health minister Ph Parijat said PHSC is meant for giving treatment and cure of people who are about to get sick while urging all such persons to step into it in case of need so that without the neccesity of going to the the hospital one may get his health problems solved.
He said health is the basic needs of all citizens while adding different types of vaccination meant for children and adult will be installed at the centre and will be manned by five staffs including 3 ANM.
Pointing out the average health awareness level of the publics in the state he said 95 percent of people goes to the hospital for delivery in the district while it is not the case with respect to other district like Imphal and others.
The health director Dr Motilal has said that in the centre many types of life saving drug will be installed soon so as to make it as one of the most dependable one considering the number of people it is going to serve.
After the meeting health minister along with the power minister inspected the district hospital ward by ward and with an attempt to identify the shortages and lacks of the hospital.
He assured 4 more doctors and 5 nurses will be added with the existing staffs and then a round the clock OPD will be opened as has been demanded by the ZSF.
Maintaining it is the governments attempt to deploy more specialist he the hospital will be upgraded he said now under the NLCPR Rs 3 crores are sanctioned by the central government for upgradation of the hospital though the requirement is Rs 7 crores.
He further pointed out that cabinet decision was taken tom appoint 326 doctors including 56 specialist , and another 2200 JNM and 2000 ANM will also be recruited in the near future.
The power minster T Phungzathang said the present way of constructing buildings at the district hospital is very haphazard while stressing the need to appoint contractors people from the district to construct any infrastructures in the hospital.(IFP)

Academic session to be extended till Feb

IMPHAL, Nov 5: The state education department and principals of the some schools convened a meeting yesterday and resolved to extend the current academic session till February 2010 in view of the loss of academic days due to indefinite class boycott call by some students organisations.
The meeting also resolved to reopen schools in Imphal East and Imphal West district in respond to the call of the DESAM.
According to a reliable source, a meeting was attended by officials of the state education department and principals of some schools situated in the Imphal east and west districts.
They resolved to extend the academic session till February 2010 with the objective to cover the loss of academic sessions for at least two months due to the current boycott of educational institution by some students' bodies of the state.
The extension would especially be for the classes X and XII standards.
Although there has been no positive outcome in the talk between the agitating groups and the government, more schools in Imphal East and West district have started resuming classes in response to the call of the DESAM and other students' bodies.
The schools are being opened under the watchful eyes of the state police forces.
It may be recalled that the Apunba Lup and three students' bodies AMSU, MSF and KSA have been endorsing the current agitation in connection with the July 23 Khwairamband incident demanding resignation of chief minister Ibobi Singh, punishing guilty police commandos and taking up actions against superior police officials who were trying to cover up the July 23 incident.
The three students' bodies have been boycotting educational institutions for more than two months in the state.(IFP)

IDF not amused with ADC polls process
Newmai News Network
Imphal, Nov 5: A sign of the process as well as the progress taken up by the State Government to hold elections to the Autonomous District Councils (ADC) in the five hill districts of Manipur and the Sardar Hills, is evident now with the publication of the District Council Rules (Manipur Hills).
After having had repealed the erstwhile District Council (Manipur Hills) Rules of 1972, the volumous modified Rules have been published by the State Government on October 21, 2009.
Given this development, the wheel for conducting polls to the Autonomous District Councils in the hill districts by the State Government is moving.
It has been over 20 years now that the elections to the Autonomous District Councils of Churachand-pur, Chandel, Ukhrul, Senapati, Tamenglong and Sardar Hills have been held up by the State Government.
However, the Indigenous Democratic Front (IDF), an organisation spearheading agitation for the early polls of the district councils is not amused even with this latest development.
"After the publication of the Rules, the State Government should notify seeking public suggestions within 15 days but that has not been done," said IDF supremo Ngachonmy Cham- roy to Newmai News Network while expressing his anguish . He terms it as the lethargic attitude of the State Government for failing to invite the public suggestions which is mandatory. "But whatever may be the case, if the State Government is serious in conducting the ADC polls, it should announce immediately the dates of the elections," asserted Cham-roy. The IDF president is apprehensive that the State Government is playing a game which he terms it as 'delay-tactics'. "This has been the tactics of the state government how the polls to the ADCs have not been conducted in the last 20 years or so," pointed out the IDF chief. Meanwhile, it is likely that the PIL entitled 'Ng Chamroy Vs the Government of Manipur' regar- ding the ADC polls is likely to be disposed by the Gau-hati High Court on either November 9 or 10, according to a well placed source.(TSE)

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