Huirem Naresh

Huirem Naresh

Huirem Naresh, a resident of Keishamthong Elangbam has been with Imphal Times since its start, 2013. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Naresh is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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Imphal, Aug. 14:

Director, JNIMS, Imphal has rejected certain social media posts that have claimed that a 60-year old person died due to Covid19. He confirmed that the person was cured of Covid19 and his Covid19 report had come negative. The person later died of other causes, he confirmed.

People are advised to be cautious while sharing such misinformation on social media as it leads to demoralization and confusion in society. Always verify authentic information related to the pandemic and government orders related to COVID management that are issued from time to time. Media persons are also advised to cross-check facts with COVID Control Room or any other relevant authority before using information circulating on social media.

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Imphal, Aug. 14:

Health & Family Welfare Minister L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that the newly constructed 50 Bedded AYUSH Hospital at Keirao, Imphal East, will be utilised as COVID Care Centre after the structure is completed and ready for use.

Minister was speaking to media today on his inspection visit at Keirao where the construction of 50 bedded AYUSH Hospital is underway and about to be completed in a few days. During the visit, Jayantakumar was accompanied by Chief Executive Officer, CEO, State AYUSH Society, Manipur, Dr. A. Guneshwor Sharma, E.E. TP Cell, Geeta Devi and other officials.

Minister Jayantakumar expressed the apprehension that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue for another some more months. The government needs to chalk out proper plans ahead of unexpected increase of COVID cases in the state. As a step to meet the present requirement of COVID care facilities, the government is planning to utilize this 50 bedded AYUSH hospital as COVID Care Centre. Concerned construction agency and contractors have also been instructed to complete structure as soon as possible, he added

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Imphal, Aug. 12:

A statement from the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Manipur, said that after the opening of the 24x7 Hospitalization Helpline No 1800–103–2015 o cater to emergency patients who are refused admission in any hospital in Manipur, around 5 hospital-related calls have been received. It is just three days that the helpline number started receiving calls from hospital attendee by the State Health Agency (SHA), Manipur.
The statement by Haulianlal Guite, IAS, CEO, State Health Agency & Addl. Secretary
Government of Manipur, said that the helpline has become a life saver for many needy patients.
“In the past 3 days, around 85 hospital-related calls have been received, and all of them have been satisfactorily attended to by the SHA Team”, the statement said and added that 10 are notable cases.
According to the statement, On August, 7 10 pm, someone from Thanga had difficulty breathing, and called up the helpline number to see if Shija will admit him. SHA Team quickly got in touch with Shija, and he was admitted to emergency ward, then shifted to ICU. As he is a PMJAY beneficiary too, he will get free treatment.
On 8thAugust, c. 4 am, a husband from Lilong called to say his pregnant wife was bleeding profusely, and requested speedy admission. SHA Team got in touch with JNIMS, and they were admitted without any problem. 
Also on the same day at around 7:40 am, a patient from Nambol who had stroke a few days earlier, called to report that JNIMS is denying subsequent treatment.SHA Team then connected with JNIMS, and he was successfully admitted without any problem. 
Again on Aug 8 morning around 8:10 am, a person from Kakching called that his baby was having high fever, and wanted admission in Mothercare hospital. SHA Team then contacted the hospital, and the baby was admitted without any problem. 
On the evening, of the same day at around 6:35 pm, a patient from Thoubal was brought to RIMS in unconscious state with suspected BP stroke. The patient was advised for CT scan but because RIMS CT scan is closed (as operator suffered from COVID-19 and is under isolation), the patient called our call centre number for the problem. After several attempts, the SHA Team could finally get the CT Scan facilitated for the patient at Shija Hospital. 
Around. 8:40 pm, of the same day the husband of a pregnant lady from Thoubal called to say they were denied treatment, and that they were on the way to RIMS. SHA Team then got in touch with RIMS authorities, and after some initial issue, the treatment started without any problem. 
The statement added that another patient from Thoubal called on at around 8 pm, August 5 saying doctors were not available in technical ward of JNIMS hospital and that she was left unattended. SHA team then reached out to JNIMS, where the pregnant patient was advised to be immediately admitted to thd gynae ward as doctors were available there. Later, patient was found to be COVID-19 positive, and was shifted to the isolation ward for further treatment. 
On August 9 at around 2:00 pm, a regular dialysis patient at RIMS could not get his routine treatment done, so he reached out to our number for getting admission. The SHA Team then acted swiftly and got an appointment for him at JNIMS.
Again on the same day at around 5 pm, a patient from Kakching who consumed poison, could not be reached by his family. After much frantic search, the SHA Team could finally locate him, and he was given proper treatment at RIMS.
At around 10:40 am of the same day a patient from Churachandpur missed her earlier chemotherapy session scheduled at RIMS, which could not be continued due to rising number of Covid-19 positive cases among RIMS workers, so that the patient was denied. SHA Team was therefore duly contacted, which then successfully booked a chemo session for 14th August.

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 19:09

Two-child policy campaign launched in Assam

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Guwahati, Aug 12: 

Assam chapter of Jansankhya Samadhan Foundation (JSF) recently launched a campaign for the two-child policy in Bharat (India) sending a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah along with  Bharatiya Janata Party chief  JP Nadda with a fervent call to enact a population control bill in the Parliament. The State unit of SSF has decided to organize a series of webinars, awareness campaigns and other events to garner public supports for their call.

Established in 2017 to create public awareness over the population control initiatives, the JSF, which is a registered non-governmental organization headquartered at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, continues arguing that India would be the most populous country (overcoming China) across the world within a decade.

“With declining resources and a global economic slowdown amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we as a nation is hard-pressed to support our current population (over 1.37 billion) with the herculean task of eradicating poverty,” said Biswajit Nath, a nationalist journalist and a dedicated participant in the nationwide movement.

As the population explosion directly affects on the available resources, the JSF believes that only option left before the nation is to bring an effective legislation for a strict two-child policy (per family) in the populous  country, said Sibaprasad Sarma accompanied by Achintya Das, Nipon Saikia and Kulaprasad Das. They pointed out that

the JSF activists have already sent separate memorandums to the Centre urging for an effective population control initiative in the country.

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