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Jeet Akoijam

Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and  a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]

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CMHT card holders reaches 6,95,601; spent Rs. 10 crore in 2018-19

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Imphal, Feb 18

Answering the question  being  asked by MLA  K. Ranjit Singh in the ongoing Manipur Legislative Assembly budget session ,  Health and Family Welfare Minister L. Jyantakumar said  that The number of card holders of Chief Ministergi  Hakshelgi  Tengbang [CMHT] and of AYUSMAN Bharat have reached 6,95,601 and 2,14,121 respectively and the State Government has spent Rs. 10 crore in 2018-19 for treatment under the Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi  Tengbang [CMHT] .

The  CMHT Scheme assisted upto  Rs 2 lakh to its card holder  for the  treatment  in a year. Some private Hospitals like  Advanced Speciality Hospital And Research Institute, Iboyaima Hospital and Research Centre, Jivan Hospital, Maipakpi Maternity And Child Hospital, Raj Medicity, Shija Hospitals And Research  Institute  and Sky Hospital And Research Centre Pvt Ltd  and Narayana Super Speciality Hospital  which is at Guwahati  are given privileged  for all card holders to do their treatment in these mentioned hospitals.

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Helping Hands for People honoured with National Award

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Imphal, Feb 17

The Helping Hands for People HHP has been honoured a National Award Utkal Raktavir Samman on a function of National  Blood Donors Conclave[Utkal Raktavir Sammaan ] 2020 at  Conference Hall of  Shri Gopabandhu Ayurvedic Medical College, Puri. The function was organised by Samparan and Odhisa Blood Donors Group on 10 February 2020.

 While speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul today Secretary of HHP, Premjit Moirangthem said that the HHP could give any required blood to those people who need blood out of emergency when they go aboard for further treatment. And he further said that after he suggested the inconveniences in helping people of Manipur going for treatment in other Indian states like Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai ,Kolkata etc . In that conference,  a network of Indian Organisations that conduct blood donation camps would be formed after the meeting of Union Health Minister Dr.Harsh Vardhan and the second conference would be conducted.

 He further added that  the HHP  would always be there till last for the service of people. For instance, when  a girl named Tina who was a cancer patient went operation in Guwahati ,8 volunteers from Manipur with their own expenses went to help her when she needed more blood out of emergency. And after the network was formed, the HHP could help in supplying the demand of blood of people at the stage of Manipur pan India . he also showed gratefulness to Dr. Surjit Konsam ,MO of  JNIMS Blood Bank, Dr. Barindra Sharma, HOD of RIMS Blood Bank and Dr. Bijoy, Senior MO of Shija Hospital and the Regular Blood Donors of HHP for their help in the long run in bagging the award.

Dr . Bijoy and Dr. Surjit also attended the press conference at Manipur Press Club today.

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Roshan, Premila bags Manipur Mega Marathon titles

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Imphal, Feb 16

Marathon runner Kh Roshan bagged the winner’s title while S Premila retained her winner’s title of the 13th Mega Marathon Manipur in the men’s and women’s open category today. The annual mega marathon was organized by United People’s Front Manipur under the aegis of Athletic Association of Manipur(AAM).Roshan, a personnel of 3rd Assam Regiment Shillong clocked 1 hr 06 min 32 sec to bag first position in the men’s of the 21.5 kms long half marathon while S Premila of Yairipok Kekru Mayai Leikai also under Thoubal district reach the finishing line in 1 hr 21 min 08 sec to bag the first position in women’s category. Both the athletes also won a cash prize of Rs 40,000 each. Another athlete Y Inao,also from 3rd Assam Regiment  (1hr 06 min 38 sec) and Romajit Kh of Khundrakpam(1 hr 06 min 43 sec) finished the second and third positions of the men’s category.

In the women’s category H Bhumeswaori Devi of Sports authority of India touched the finishing line in 1 hr 22 min 58 sec and bag the second position while Th Babita of Yairipok under Thoubal district reached in 1 hr 26 min 17 sec to bag the third position in the same category of this year’s event. The second position holders of the marathon also got a cash prize of Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively. The other position holder’s runners (4th to 15th rank position holders) of both the men’s and women’s competition which was participated by a good number of athletes, also went home richer with a cash prizes of Rs 3000 each. The prizes were distributed during the closing function of the marathon which was attended by Director Of Social Welfare Ngangom Uttam Singh, President of United People’s Front W Second and President of AAM Leishangthem Ajit besides other prize donors. Youth affairs and sports commissioner Bobby Waikhom and the key functionaries of organizing body and others also present during the day’s marathon flagging off ceremony held at Khuman Lampak sports complex in the morning.

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Rights body comes up for street vendors’ Right 

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Imphal, Feb 14

Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR), while showing serious concerns to the rights of the street vendors here in Imphal says that the ongoing issues has now become a threat to the livelihood of the street vendors.

A statement of the YFPHR said that a communication letter has been submitted to the Chief Minister of Manipur drawing his attention to the problem being faced by the street vendors. The Right body stated that      Since January 15, 2020, the street vendors of Khwairamband Keithel are not allowed to sell any products for the last 29 days till the submission of this letter which has now become a threat to their livelihood.

As per the statement that has brought to the notice of the Chief Minister, the YFPHR said that  there are more than 2000 women Street Vendors earning their daily basic livelihood for their survival and to meet the daily needs of their family and children. The street vendors earn minimum of Rs. 200/- and Rs. 400 – Rs. 500/- at the maximum which is once in a blue moon. Since not allowing the vending by the Government they are facing the hardship to meet their daily basic needs. 

The YFPHR also stated that they have learned that a sum of Rs. 1,300/- to Rs. 2,000/- are now being collected from these suffering women in the name of issuing Street Vendor’s ID Card by some women among the street vendors being an agent of an unknown person assuring the same which is in need to be identified at the earliest.

This was not the ultimate issue, earlier too a sum of Rs. 250/- to Rs. 500/- were informed to have been collected to obtain a street vendor card and nothing such happened till date, it added.  

The Rights body requested the Chief Minister to allow the Street Vending at the earliest to avoid violations of one’s livelihood  by providing compensation for the entire period until allowing the Street vending and also urged to direct the Police department to investigate on the collection of cash from the street vendors in the name of issuing Street Vendor’s ID Card.

The Right body also urged the Chief Minister to formulate proper Street Vendor Policy.

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