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Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]

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Union Health Minister assures to enhance medical institutions of the state

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Imphal, Sept 14

Union Health and Family Minister Harsh Vardhan assured that the ministry will discuss all the proposals to enhance medical institutions and to make Air ambulance functional at the earliest.This was stated today on the sidelines of the 48th Foundation Day & Graduation ceremony of RIMS at the Jubilee Hall of the said institution.
Responding to poser made by media persons he said that the proposals made by the CM such as to upgrade the medical institutions, to have a standard hospital like AIMS and to start the air Ambulance service at the earliest.
In the past five years, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, the North East region has witnessed phenomenal developmental changes under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that PM Modi has a vision to make the facilities available in the region not less than that of other parts of the country.
Earlier, speaking at the function as the chief guest, Dr. Harsh Vardhan opined that quality of a good doctor is determined by his manner showed to patients. Doctors should never adopt a casual approach but work with great precision and focus while giving treatment to patients because people are looking at them with great hopes, he observed.
On the other hand, being a doctor they should feel blessed and privileged as it is one of the most sought after and respected professions, and added that they should also reciprocate it to the society by rendering dedicated service with great sincerity.
The Minister continued that RIMS has been ranked at 28th position in Medical category in All India Rankings 2019, and this was possible due to the dedicated hard work of the teachers, students, doctors and medical, para-medical and non-medical staff of the institution
Speaking at the occasion as the functional president, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh sought Dr. Harsh Vardhan’s intervention in the early commencement of Air Ambulance Service with RIMS as one of the centres. He said that being a topographically difficult State, Manipur requires the service at the earliest. He further reminded that the DoNER Ministry had already sanctioned Rs. 25 crore to start the service.
To meet quality healthcare needs of the people of the State, the Chief Minister also urged the Union Minister to upgrade RIMS to the status of AIIMS. He also sought Central Government’s assistance in setting up another State-run medical college and opening a Neurosurgery Unit and Stroke-Care Centre at JNIMS. Stating that Manipur is a poor State, the Chief Minister also requested Dr. Harsh Vardhan to extend help in setting up a Cancer Hospital in the State as well. Recalling the several milestones that had been achieved in the last two and half years of the BJP-led Government in the State in the health sector CM N. Biren stated that 74,121 families have been enrolled under Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT), out of which 14,568 have benefited from the scheme involving a total amount of Rs. 20.74 crore. So far, 5,907 patients had benefitted under the scheme at RIMS involving a total claim of Rs. 933.48 lakh, he added. At present, six private hospitals are also implementing CMHT, Shri Biren said adding that efforts are underway to empanel hospitals outside the State for implementing the scheme for the benefit of people from the State.
2,144 claims have been made under PMJAY- Ayushman Bharat at RIMS, involving a total claim of Rs. 3.80 crore, he said. Till date enrolment for 1,58,421 families in the state have been approved, out of which 5,777 have benefitted involving a total claim amount of Rs. 10.86 crore, the Chief Minister said. The Government had also launched 20 Mobile laboratories to enable people in interior villages to access healthcare in their own homes apart from deploying ten advanced life support ambulances, N. Biren said. 244 doctors had been recruited through the Manipur Public Service Commission. Generic medicines are made available in 26 health institutions. Two 50 bedded District Hospitals in Chandel and Tamenglong have been commissioned, he added. The Chief Minister further said that establishment of eight new district hospitals had been approved. 53 diagnostic tests are being done free of cost while free dialysis for BPL is also available at JNIMS. A dental college was also established in JNIMS, the Chief Minister said. Later a Governor’s Council Meeting was also held chaired by the Union Health and Family Minister Harsh Vardhan. This was the first council meeting to be held at Imphal. MP Dr. R.K. Ranjan, Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan, RIMS Director Prof. A. Santa Singh, RIMS Medical Superintendent Prof. Ch. Arunkumar, Dean (Academics) A. Rogen, Prof. Th. Sudhirchandra of Surgery Department and Retired Professor Dr. Y. Iboton attended the function as dignitaries. Earlier, Dr. Harsh Vardhan handed out Gold Medal and certificates to MBBS Graduates belonging to the Class of 2014 batch. He also released ‘Remedy’, the annual magazine of RIMS Students’ Union. On the other hand, the Chief Minister and other dignitaries also distributed Gold Medals and certificates to Post Graduate and MBBS Graduates, who secured top position in different medical subjects.

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Foundation stone laid for the first museum of tribal freedom fighters at Makhel Village in Senapati

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Imphal, Sept 13

The foundation stone for the first tribal freedom fighters’ museum was laid today at Makhel by Minister of Tribal Affairs & Hills N. Kayisii.

Speaking as the Chief Guest N. Kayasii said that the spot selected for the museum is very thoughtful and added that Makhel is a place where the Nagas believed that the progeny of the Naga started from the place and was later spread far and wide.

He appreciated the people of Makel for donating the large area of land which is about 23.6 acres for the project. 

Stating the museum is for the people of Manipur, Kayisii urge to make the museum an important tourist spot of Manipur.

PHED Minister Dikho said that as the place for the museum site is historically important, he added that it will bring unity, integrity among the different communities and tribes. 

Dikho continued that the project will have a great impact to the people of the land. 

Speaking on the sidelines of the foundation laying ceremony Directorate of Tribal Affairs and Hills C. Arthur Worchuiyo stressed that the project ‘Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museum was sponsored by Ministry of Tribal Affairs and was approved in the month of February 2019.

With a total estimated cost of around Rs. 15 Crores for the project, the Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museum in Makhel is the only museum of such kind in the North East and 7 others were already approved for the entire India till now. 

He added that the expert committee will visit different places to learn about the various narratives of the tribal freedom fighters especially in the context of British agitation.

The foundation stone laying function was attended by Chief Secretary of Tribal Affairs and Hills Letkhogen Haokip, Deputy Commissioner of Senapati Somorjit Salam as the dais members among others.

Later four community halls at Makhan Khuman Village were also inaugurated by N. Kayisii.

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Four persons released through bail in July by CJM Churachandpur still in judicial custody till date

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Imphal, Sept. 12

In a surprising incident four accused persons who were released on bail on 5th of July 2019 by the CJM Churachandpur were still in jail till date, a source with the Imphal Times said. 

Five insurgents two UNLF and 3 PREPAK were arrested by Assam Rifles from Singhat Border Area on 2nd June 2019, and were later handed over to Singhat police station. The said arrested persons were sent to police custody for 13 days.

After the completion of the custodial remand, the accused were brought before the Chief Judicial Magistrate First Class, Churachandpur in charge Letkho Kipgen and thus further remanded into the judicial custody by the said court.

Out of the five arrested persons, four were handled by the Legal Aid Counsel (LAC).

The standing LAC applied for the bail on July 2, 2019 and the bail was heard on 5 July 2019. 

Further the four accused were granted bail by furnishing a PR bond of Rs 60,000 each with a surety of the same amount and the surety was furnished by the two LAC standing counsel representing two accused each by a counsel. 

The required bonds were accepted by the court on July 5, 2019 thereby released with a directive to appear the court on July 19, 2019.

But still the four accused which were granted bail are behind bars till now though released on bail. 

According to reliable source another two counsel met the said judge and requested him to issue the release order but the judge refused by saying whether the two counsels have filed ‘Vakalatnama’.

And further asked to meet the said LAC who are the standing counsel of the four accused. 

The said judge directed the two counsels to bring the families of the accused, the source added.

The source stressed that on further enquiry by the said two counsel, came to know from one of the staff of the said court that they were not released for not paying the amount demanded by the two LAC and added that there is a need to meet the said standing counsel.

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Babysana’s case: Governor tells JAC to give 164 statement of Victim’s family at CBI

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Imphal, Sept 11

9 members of the JAC formed in connection with the dead of Babysana meet the Governor Najma Heptula today morning and submitted a memorandum to her.

Speaking to media persons in a press meet held today at Thangmeiband Meisnam Leikai Convenor of the JAC L. Gyaneshwori said that during the meeting, the Governor told them that it will be better if 164 statement of the victim’s family is given to the CBI.

The Governor further told them that the state had already sent a letter to the CBI to take over the case of Babysana by them but still there was no response from them till now. 

Concerning about handling the case of Babysana to CBI, Gyaneshwori added that The Governor assured them that she will sent another proposal to the CBI again.

During the meeting with the Governor the JAC members talked deeply about the chain of events that took place since the dead of Babysana, Gyaneshwori highlighted.

The Chief Minister on September 5 after giving assurance to fulfill the demands within 10 days, though even after the completion of 6 days only the demand of releasing the arrested persons of the JAC was fulfilled, Gyaneshwori contented. 

She further urged the Governor to put more pressure to handover the case to CBI.

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