Jeet Akoijam

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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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 19:16

COVID Care centre opens in Tamenglong

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Tamenglong, Aug 12:

With the increasing cases of COVID 19 in Tamenglong and a fear of local transmission Deputy Commissioner of Tamenglong, Armstrong Pame today opened a COVID care centre with 120 beds at mini secretariat complex at Farmlane Tamenglong District Headquarter.

The new 120-bedded COVID care centre has 60 beds each with ventilation facilities for both male and females. After the inauguration, all COVID-19 positive patients were immediately shifted from Tamenglong Higher Secondary School to the new site at Mini Secretariat complex, which buildings were lying unused and vacant.

All the community quarantine centres which were opened in Tamenglong town areas will also be shifted to the mini secretariat complex Tamenglong after due repair of the old buildings.

The inaugural function was attended by SDO Tamenglong Mahesh Chaudhari, SDO Tousem Paul Nangsha, SDPO Tamenglong Josiah Pamei and others dignitaries.

As per the report from the CMO office Tamenglong, no new cases of COVID 19 were reported today from Tamenglong, till today total number of positive cases tested from Tamenglong is 241 people and so far 200 people were recovered from the COVID-19 and the active cases today remain 41 people and so far no deaths were reported from Tamenglong district.

All the returnees of Tamenglong district from different parts of the states are quarantine at Model High school, Preety Lamb Institute, DRDA guest house, Tamenglong higher secondary school and District hospital Tamenglong.

It would not be too far from the truth to remark that the common people of the state is still living in perpetual hope and nothing much more, given the spontaneous euphoria of the people when power changed hands in Manipur after a decade-and half of increasing nepotism, heightened state-sponsored terrorism, bureaucratic red-tapism and a plethora of cases of misgovernance have now given way to fear of expressing public opinions, stark mismatches between promises and performances; and outright dismissal of reports concerning misappropriation of public funds, to name just a few. Perhaps the unsavory recent developments in the political struggle reiterate the fact that politics of development and politics of power are contradictory, and that power does not equate performance.
The aspirations of the people for a transparent, empathic and decisive leader is still proving elusive, as the expressed intents and promises of these leaders are gradually turning into empty rhetoric and disappointment. What is more surprising is that despite the popular public perception that the present state government is one approved and appointed in line with the agenda of the Modi Government at the centre, there has been details of blatant violation of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which the Prime Minister himself pursued for reforms to check nepotism and corruption amid much cheers and fanfare, as reported in Imphal Times against the Chairperson of Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR) on more than one count. The state government has still yet to react to the report despite the details presented in the report- yet another indication of the complicity of the high and mighty in such cases of misappropriations of huge public funds and abuse of powers. Such uncharacteristic silences of an otherwise vocal leader of the government lend greater credence to the perceptions of a compromised integrity and acquired irresponsibility. The misleading and misinformed rejoinder of the said chairperson to the report almost confirms the public perceptions.
Another report by Imphal Times on August 8 regarding the lack of kits for extracting RNA for Covid-19 testing at RTPCR, and the subsequent outsourcing of the procurement to contractors/suppliers these essential kits has caused concern to a large number of readers, but surprisingly the state government and the authority entrusted to handle such issue have so far remained silent on the matter. Creation of contracts for works which could or should be handled by the various departments are increasingly coming to light, and for now, the state government is following the ‘Silence is the best policy’, which in matters pertaining to the public is more than likely to backfire.
These emerging undesirable events have raised a very important question- who should the public turn to if those who are entrusted and elected to act for the welfare of the public turned a deaf ear despite presenting detailed reports and overwhelming evidences of wrongdoing by the government officials working in the public domain? In a state where the public is more suspicious and wary of resorting to legal resources, frustrations and mistrust is bound to build up over time.
While the constitutional powers of the Governor might not cover such issues or is beyond the jurisdiction of duty, being the nominal head of state, it is given that the primary function of the governor is to preserve, protect and defend the constitution and the law as incorporated in his/her oath of office under Article 159 of the Indian constitution in the administration of the State affairs. All his/her actions, recommendations and supervisory powers (Article 167c, Article 200, Article 213, Article 355, etc.) over the executive and legislative entities of a State shall be used to implement the provisions of the Constitution. The emerging worrisome trend may be considered a threat to the constitution of the country and what it was envisaged for, and the Governor should look into ways in which these issues can be directed to the authorities for rectification.
Changing the world starts with changing ourselves. If we cannot make right these petty issues despite the mounting proofs and pressures, change is inevitable and could mean the only way out of this recurring political nightmare.

IT Correspondent
Guwahati, Aug. 8:

India is waging a rousing battle against Covid-19 with the world brought to its knees by the pandemic. Indians have been saluting their Covid warriors and with the country’s 74th Independence Day drawing near, now is the time to renew their pledge to stand tall, strong and proud. May they congregate under the Tri-colour on August 15, albeit observing social distancing norms and other Covid-19 precautions this year as responsible citizens, said a statement by the newly constituted journalists’ association for eastern India ‘Sangbadik Sangha Purbanchal’ (SSP).
“Independence Day along with Republic Day provide the opportunity every year to Indian nationals to honour and pay tribute to martyrs who made immense sacrifices to liberate their motherland. The struggle continues for every generation of Indians to keep their country strong, united and relentlessly forging ahead in the face of all challenges external and internal” said the SSP in its statement.
Born with the objective to bring together all professional journalists of Eastern India on an inclusive platform and enhance their capacities through developmental, intellectual and research activities, the SSP is committed to strive for the cause of journalists based in Eastern India and safeguard their interests. It also aims to encourage the exchange of ideas among journalists in the region, as well as promote understanding and cooperation with their counterparts based in other parts of India through regular interactions and shared agenda.
Presently headquartered at Shed no. 28 (a), Bye-lane 2, Industrial Estate, Guwahati-21, Assam, the forum aims to undertake  various beneficial programmes for needy scribes.
The first meeting of SSP, held recently in the city under the chairmanship of veteran journalist DN Chakraborty, adopted a number of resolutions including an immediate relief programme for media persons facing hard times due to the pandemic. A Convener Committee comprising senior journalists Rupam Barua, Iswar Mahanta, Chandra Kr Barua, Anjanil Kashyap, Sewali Kalita, Jagadindra Raychoudhury and Nava Thakuria was also formed to pursue necessary activities of SSP at its inception. The meeting was attended by Rubie Das, Khagen Saikia,
Girindra Kumar Karjee, Raman Bora, Kamal Krishna Das, Bhupen Goswami and other journalists.

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Imphal, Aug. 8:

Health and Family Welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh has opened the campaign for “AYUSH Treatment Intervention in fighting of COVOD-19” at Pishumthong Community Hall today. Representatives from eight clubs and organizations in Keishamthong Assembly constituency attended the inaugural function.
Speaking at the occasion Minister Jayantakumar said that during this very juncture of COVID-19 we all need to take self precautions to contain this pandemic. He said that maintaining health hygiene and following the SOPs notified by the state government is very necessary. Keeping our surroundings need and clean with proper sanitization by using disinfectants if necessary, is also recommendable. Above all increasing of immune system by taking good food & food supplements and physical exercises will also help to protect ourselves from this viral disease. This needs to be preferred by both symptomatic and asymptomatic people, he added.
Minister said that with the objective to help to boost the immune system of the people to some extend the campaign for “AYUSH Treatment Intervention in fighting of COVOD-19” is being introduced. The campaign will continue covering the remaining parts of the state. All the population may not be able to cover by the campaign but maximum is being targeted to be covered, headed.
Mentioning about the ill effects of using sodium hypochlorite, Shri Jayantakumar said that using disinfectants like sodium hypochlorite very frequently may cause health hazard since the chemical contained in it is harmful to human health according to experts. Hence, using such disinfectants should be cultivated only when there is high necessity, he added.
Jayantakumar also appealed the public to strictly adhere to the health advisories of the state government. He also expressed deep concerned over the sudden increase of COVID-19 cases amongst the persons without travel history and also amongst the central paramilitary and armed forces posted in Manipur.
Ayurvedic immune booster products, such as AYUSH IMMUNE PLUS, Ars. Album-30, Chamanprash etc., were distributed as a part of the inaugural occasion. Minister also distributed face masks and hand sanitizers to the representatives of the clubs from Keshamthong A/C.  
Director, Department of AYUSH, Manipur Dr. Y. Lukhoi Singh, Member Secretary, National Ayush Mission, Manipur, Dr. A. Guneshore Sharma, Social Worker Smt. Arunapriya, President Yaifa lamjing Lup, L. haridash Singh and others also attended the occasion.

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