Friday, 07 August 2020 - Imphal Times

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Imphal, Aug 7:

Deputy Commissioner Tamenglong District Armstrong Pamei IAS and Chairman district Task force covid-19 in a press released state that in view of 5 (Five) persons being tested positive who are outside the Quarantine centre’s the following necessary steps are being taken in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in and around the district: Residence of all those persons who have been tested positive has been completely sealed and shall be sanitized immediately and is declared a containment zone. All the close contacts of these positive persons over the last few days is being traced and tested using either of the testing mechanisms through RT PCR test, TrueNat or Rapid Antigen test. The five positive persons have now been shifted to COVID Care Centre at the Tamenglong Higher Secondary School. All the close contacts on being tested positive shall also be sent to District COVID Care Centre accordingly, and if their result is negative they shall be sent to 14 days home quarantine.

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Moreh, Aug 7:

All Community Development Organization Moreh (ACODOM) has urged NFSA Agents and District Administration to distribute Rice equally.
Speaking to media persons at the Office of All Community Development Organization Moreh, president of the organization Thangjam Buddha said that during this tough situation due to the ongoing lockdown and curfew, people of the Moreh particularly those living on hand to mouth are facing extreme hardship.
“Now the NFSA Agents are distributing 5kg of rice each for NFSA Card Holder and 3 kg each to Non- NFSA Card Holder which is not sufficient for a person to survive , as Moreh has no paddy field or land for Agriculture”, he said.
He urged the District Administration Tengnoupal and NFSA agents to distribute Rice equally to the peoples of Moreh in this tough situation due to Covid-19. He also urged District Administration Tengnoupal to take up all possible measures to prevent Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the district as reports about Community Transmission cases of Covid-19 is is on the rise at various part of Manipur.

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Imphal, Aug 7:

The All Tribal Rights’ Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM), The INPUI Naga Union (INU), All INPUI Students Union (AISU), INPUI Naga Women Union (INWU) and Longmai Areas Authority Council (LAVAC),  condemned the inhumane acts of the hospitals in the strongest term that led to pregnant’s woman tragic demise at 4 a.m. on 6th August, 2020.    
A pregnant woman, Mrs. (L) Kapatliu Kamei, w/o Mr. Roshan Palang, a resident of Puichi (Oktan) village, Noney District, died after running between hospitals for 16 hours. The hospitals which are denied admission to the peculiarly dangerous nature of patients are - Senapati District Hospital, JNIMS, RIMS, Imphal Hospital, Raja Medicity, and Shija Hospital. The Manipur Hospitals made excuses to not admit pregnant woman in the name of Covid-19 or lack of doctors to treat her. The victim party had to shuffle between hospitals without either a proper admission or referral.So, an  administrative probe has to be set up into the death of a pregnant woman, who was allegedly denied admission to six hospitals and died at the casualty entrance at 4 a.m. of 6th August, 2020. ATRPFM strongly condemned and demanded  action against several medical officials and also concluded that private hospitals made “excuses” not to admit her. A probe has to be set up under the CMO of the concerned district and appropriate action has to be taken up in accordance with prevalent Acts and Rules.
A statement said that as by rules, if the patient cannot be admitted to the District Hospital, a senior employee of the hospital should contact a higher centre for referral. In this case, the patient was not looked at by a senior employee and was turned away. Taking seriousness of the situation, action shall be taken against the staffs and ward nurses for their negligence and inhumane discrimination against a tribal preganant woman only on the ground of caste and religion. The Senapati District Hospital, one the first hospitals approached by the victim’s family, was not admitted and was referred to JNIMS Hospital, Imphal.
When the patient approached private hospitals, an excuse was made that beds are not available, doctors are not available. This delay led to the death of the patient. The hospital staff on duty at the time are held guilty. The district administration will have to issue notices to the hospitals with regards to specific wrongdoings. In the event it is found that the government or private hospitals were not following medical ethics as mandatated, FIR shall be filed against them. As per the sources, the victim’s family had approached Imphal Hospital, Raj Medicity and Shija Hospital apart from the government hospitals. It was alleged that the Government Institute of Medical Sciences too refused the patient.
It was also reported that staff and security personnel of some hospitals made offensive remarks and did not allow the patient to be entered into the hospitals in spite of the peculiarly dangerous nature of the patient. Hence, a probe has to be conducted against staff and security personnel present who refused to admit her. Noney ot the Senapati District administration is demanded for action against the private hospitals as well for alleged negligence. The district administration should “ensure” admission of patients and that “communication” should be established with other hospitals in case of referral to minimise delay of which those 6 hospitals have failed to do so. Hence, ATRPFM demands an inquiry into the matter. The victim’s family begged and knocked on the doors of six hospitals, including government ones, before she died at the gate of the casualty ward, Shija Hospital. The hospital refused to admit her and then they were forced to run from one facility to another, but all refused to admit her. The victim family also tried to get admission in the private facility  as well as Government hospitals but were allegedly told that no beds or doctors were available. Finally, they got to the Shija Hospital but it was too late. Hence, ATRPFM and other tribal CSOs demand District Magistrates and the State Government to immediately carry out a probe and take action against the responsible officers and the hospitals. Additionally, the hospitals that denied admission have to pay adequate compensations in accordance with law, failing which ATRPFM along with other civil organisations and the general public will take our own course of action in the matter, which please note.

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Moreh, Aug.7:

Due to rise of Community Transmission of Covid 19 cases in Manipur , Peoples of Moreh feels tension and scared of it. No Movement in road as well as Tengnoupal District Police do also implemented Lockdown and Curfew in Moreh Town strictly.
Seeing the tension of the People J. Khongsai (Social Worker - BJP cum Intending Candidate Of ADC Chandel) organized a Sanitization camp at Moreh Town under the instruction of BJP State President, General Secretary. The Sanitization of Moreh town using Sodium Hypochlorite begins from Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate No. 1, Whole Moreh Town, Moreh Police Station, Commando Complex , Surrounding of Covid Care center Moreh and Finished at Indo-Myanmar Border Pillar 78.

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Mumbai: Aug. 7:

A popular rapper “Badshah” was interrogated by officers of Mumbai Police in connection with fake social media followers case on Thursday. He will be questioned again for which the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) has prepared a list of 238 questions. 
Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, alias “Badshah” is being investigated, since his official Instagram account @badboyshah has witnessed a huge increase in the number of followers. He has many hits to his credit including ‘Taarefan’ and ‘DJ Wale Babu’. His video ‘Genda Phool’ has been a remarkable hit. 
In their investigation so far, Mumbai Police officials have found that a few Bollywood stars, sports persons and high profile people have allegedly paid to get fake followers on social media. 
Last month, CIU busted a racket, where fake followers and views were being bought by several celebs, in violation of the Information Technology Act (IT Act). The matter came to light after singer Bhoomi Trivedi registered a complaint with the police on 11 July, about a fake Instagram account, she found on social media. The investigation led police to a business based on identity theft. 
One Abhishek Donde (21) was arrested for hacking the instagram account of Trivedi. The accused had prepared 176 fake profiles and had created over half-a-million fake followers. He was also approaching other film personalities to create such profiles for them. 
The police also arrested one Kashif Mandoor (30), a civil engineer by profession who was running a racket of hacking profiles of prominent personalities on www.amvsmm.com
. He had collected 2.03 crore followers through 25,000 orders of “likes” and “comments” on social media. 
Investigations revealed that a larger global fraud racket involved in creating crores of fake identities on various social media platforms and making fake performance statistics like fake followers, fake comments, fake views etc, to inflate the influencers’ performance statistics is in operation. Such fake statistics was used to promote social media marketing business. Besides, such fake profiles and followers are also being used to create rumours and panic in the society. 
The CIU officers, busted the international racket after gathering information with analytical techint  (technological-intelligence) and through own sources. The CIU has also found that over 100 such Social Media Marketing (SMM) portals are providing fake followers, through fake identities and the scamsters are operating through Indian and international Internet networks and servers. The CIU has already identified 54 such Indian portals and action is being initiated against them. 
The CIU  is first ever SIT set up in the country to investigate the illegal aspects of social media marketing businesses operating in violation of the IT Act.

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Friday, 07 August 2020 18:19

Sky Hospital not under containment zone

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Imphal, Aug 7:

SKY Hospital & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. has  clarified that the hospital premises is excluded from the containment zone announced by the Imphal West district administration.

A statement said that the clarification is made following a number of phone calls received from the heart patients of Manipur enquiring if SKY Hospital is included in the containment zone in connection with the order from the Imphal West district authority dated 2nd August 2020. 

“It is to clarify that SKY Hospital, RIMS Road is not included or located within the containment zone. As the premier tertiary non-COVID heart care hospital, SKY continues to provide 24x7 Emergency service for heart attack or other heart related emergency and regular cardiac OPD, Open heart surgery, Device closure of heart hole, Coronary angioplasty, RF Ablation for palpitation, Pacemaker implant operation etc.”, a statement by Irom Loyangamba ,Media & Publicity Officer,  SKY Hospital & Research Centre said.

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