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Babysana case: 48 hours General Strike paralyses normal life despite Government appeal

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Imphal, Sept 2

The 48 hours general strike called by the JAC formed in connection with the mysterious death of Babysana has crippled normal life in the state putting all life to a standstill across the state particularly in valley areas despite police appeal to withdraw it.

The streets wore a deserted look with few private vehicles plying on the road at all districts in valley region. Police personnel were posted in strategic locations keeping strict vigil not to allow any untoward incident. 

State security forces patrol in and around the streets of Thangmeiband area to avoid any unwanted incidents and also to prevent agitators from coming out in the streets to support the 48 hours General Strike.

Educational institutions, banks and all private institutions were shut down during the General Strike. 

Khwairamband Keithel, the major business hub of Imphal area witnesses a deserted look. Shops and other business establishment in both Paona and Thangal market were all shut during the protest even as the district administration has warned serious consequences to bandh supporters.

Even the government run offices witness meager presence of staffs as public transport including auto service, buses and van stay off the road during the General Strike.

People blocked roads by sitting in the middle of the road at Khurai. Bandh supporters burned effigies of Chief Minister N. Biren and founder of Standard Robarth Ph.Landhoni. 

At Nongada in Imphal-Ukhrul road large number of bandh supporters blocked road by staging protest in the middle of the road. 

Earlier in the morning protestors blocked roads and burnt tyres along the streets of Thangmeiband which were then disrupted by the police.  

In Thoubal and Kakching districts bandh supporters came out at the road and stopped all sort of vehicular movement. Shops and all kind of business establishment have been closed during the General Strike.

In support of the General Strike all commercial transporters, schools and colleges, and the major market place remain closed. Government offices witness few staffs attending and the bank transaction was put to halt.

A sit-in-protest demanding justice for Babysana was also staged at Kakching Keithel. The protest was jointly organised by the AMSU Kakching District and Kakching Keithel Apunba Ema Lup.  

Meanwhile, in a press statement of JAC signed by Convenor in charge L.Gyaneshwori said that instead of focusing on the investigation by the police to find out the culprit the police are focusing on the JAC members.

She added that the 5 persons which were arrested by the police in connection with the case of Babysana were still not confirmed if they were actually a part of the death of Babysana.

Regarding the statement of CM in the assembly where he assured to push the case to CBI she expressed skepticism to the CM’s statement.

Pointing out why the General Strike was imposed she said CM became a mute spectator despite the JACs ultimatum. 

Gyaneshwori concluded that Co Convenor L.Pratap was still kept in jail even though his health has deteriorated because of hunger strike protest.

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MoS (IC) YAS Kiren Rijiju arrives at Imphal

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Imphal Sept. 2

Union  Minister of State  (IC)  for  Youth  Affairs  & Sports  (YAS)  Kiren  Rijiju  arrived  at  Imphal  today  by  a helicopter  on  a  two  days  visit  to  attend  the  Aspirational  District  Programme  under  NITI Aayog. 

The  Minister  of  State  was  accorded  a  warm  welcome  at  Imphal  Tulihal  Airport  by  the  Chief  Minister  of  the  state.  The  Minister  of  State  accompanied  by  Chief  Minister  N  Biren  visited  Chandel  District,  one  of  the  117  districts  in  the  country  selected  under  the  Aspirational  District  Programme,  and  inspected  various  development  projects  in  the  district  under  the  programme.  They returned to  Imphal  after  the  inspection. 

Kiren  Rijiju  will  visit  National  Sports  Academy  at  Koutruk  tomorrow  morning  to  review  the  ongoing  works  being  carried  out  there  after  which  he  will  pay  a  visit  to  Sports  Authority  of  India  (SAI)  North  East  Regional  Centre,  Takyelpat  to  inaugurate  an  artificial  football  turf  inside  the  campus. 

The  visiting  Minister  of  State  will  also  visit  the  temporary  National  Sports  University  campus  inside  Khuman  Lampak  Sports  Complex  to  review  the  condition  at  the  site.  He  will  also  review  various  other  development  works  relating  to  sports  being  carried  out  in  the  state  before  leaving  Manipur in the afternoon.

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CPI condemns the unlawful investigation process on Babysana’s case

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Imphal, Sept 2

CPI members condemned the ongoing investigation process regarding Babysana’s suspicious death in a press meet. Sotinkumar, Secretary CPI, Manipur, said that the ongoing 2-days general strike is called by the JAC to bring out the truth behind the mysterious death and handover the case to CBI, not as a matter of what they desire or without considering the well being of the people. He said that the CM had promised to take up necessary steps and hand over the case to CBI following necessary procedures as soon as possible. Even then, the government has ignored it. Instead of trying to find out the culprit behind this suspicious death, there is an attempt to push the charge towards the family of Babysana. An attempt to compromise the movement can be seen following the arrest of JAC members, crackdown of sit in protests and hunger strikes. CPI condemns such undemocratic behaviour.

Kh. Shamungou, General Secretary of Indian Association of Lawyers, Manipur Chapter, said that they had organised an executive meeting and came up with certain observations. The statement of IGP Clay Khongsai and SP Imphal Meghachandra is pre-judicial and biased based on pre-conceived idea, which is illegal. These 2 police officers said that one of the causes of the death was due to depression as a result of her broken family. According to them, the father has 3 wives and Babysana was brought up by her step mother. As per their statement, Babysana also expressed that it was hard to live and asked for her deceased biological mother to take her. In another account, they said that a rope similar to the one Babysana used was found in her Uncle Ningthoujam Kumar’s residence in Haraorou. As per them, all these could be possible causes of the death.

However, for such a sensitive case investigation, no one, who is not an IO or not from the Special Investigation Team, can interfere or comment on the case as per the law. For the police department and administration, the SP is above the IO, but he has nothing to do with the investigation and cannot make any comments, including the IGP. Until Additional SP, A. Ghanashyam Sharma, who is investigating the case, submits his report to the prosecution through SP, they cannot make any comment to divert the process. Only after his submission, the Director of State prosecution has to submit the report to the court.

One thing that made sense was that they asked the public to not pressurise them during investigation. While they put the blame on the public, they act on a pre-conceived biased idea. Such unlawful act should not be performed. Now, even the family members are not at home. In case if the police wanted to take the father’s statement, they could do it under section 161 at the time when the complaint was made, but they cannot ask for it twice. If they asked to take statements repeatedly, it is unfair on their part. In the name of taking statement, constantly following Babysana’s father looks like an attempt to put him in the list of accused. Indian Association of Lawyers condemns such repressive, unfair, and unlawful investigation.

In the press meet, CPI also expressed worry on the impact that the stripping of 19 lakhs people of Indian Citizenship can have on Manipur. He said that these foreigners may now enter the neighbouring states of Assam. So, the government should take necessary steps to avoid it.

In addition to this, CPI also said that the drought in the state has caused lots of trouble. In a cabinet session, it was decided to announce the drought affected areas, but CPI is not happy with the list of drought affected areas. For instance, Lamlai constituency of Imphal East is an extremely drought-affected area, but it is not on the list.

Communist Party also condemned the decision made on August 31 to privatise Indian Airlines, Jandhan Yojana for the benefit of farmers, but 4 nationalised banks turning into privatised banks, CPI condemns it and will support any movement.

They also condemned the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, turning it into an Union Territory. CPI also condemned the decisions taken by Indian government that show the possibilities of interfering with the territorial integrity of Manipur in order to fulfill the wishes of Nagaland. CPI also stated that they will fight against the passing of CAB as mentioned in BJP manifesto.

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RD & PR Minister Biswajit lays Foundation for Bridge over Iril River

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Imphal, September, 02

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today laid the foundation stone for construction of Bridge over Iril River at Naharup Pangong under package number MN 04118 of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the presence of Kshetrigao A/C MLA N. Indrajit.
Speaking to media persons on the sideline, Minister Biswajit stated that the bridge will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 6.33 crore by a private company namely, Meitram Construction. He also informed that the bridge will be constructed using new technology and with a target to complete it by 2020.
Seeking cooperation of the people in undertaking development works by government departments, the Minister said that it is for all to see that road connectivity has been improved considerably since the formation of the new government. He further highlighted the importance of connectivity in bridging the gap and in bringing development, peace and unity among the people residing in the society.
The Minister also maintained that under PMGSY phase 11, altogether 458 works have been sanctioned out of which 53 works will be bridges to be constructed both in valleys and hills. He informed that our state is the second state in the entire north east to qualify for PMGSY II, due to our performance and the department is targeting to get qualified for PMGSY III at the earliest.
Expressing happiness for the construction of the bridge, local MLA Indrajit said that the construction of an RCC bridge instead of the Suspension Bridge will be beneficial for the people of the area. The RCC bridge will improve connectivity in the area, he added.

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Babysana’s father refutes police claims

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Imphal Sept 2

Refuting to police claim, Babysana’s father Ningthoujam Tomchou today said that he had given statement to the police twice. SP Imphal East Meghachandra yesterday stated that Tomchou, who is the father of the decease Babysana had never given statement to the police.

Speaking to media person today afternoon, Tomchou said that the first statement was given to Kakwa OC Sanjoy. He said that he along with his family were taken in different rooms and their statement were recorded in details. He said that another statement was given when he along with a JAC member went to Kakwa police to take post mortem report. He added he had given another statement to Additional SP Ghanashyam in his room.  

Tomchou further said that he believed that he had given all his statement twice to the police. 

He expressed dissatisfaction to the statement of the SP at which he stated that police have not taken any statement of him.

Tomchou also stated that if they want to take another statement, he urged the authority to send him summon and he is ready to give another statement in the presence of CSOs and social media. He still stands his word saying that he will now give his statement to CBI only. 

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Minister Nemcha Kipgen calls on Union Mos Parshottam Rupala

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Delhi, September 02,

Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister. Nemcha Kipgen today called on Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala at his office at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

During the meeting, Minister Nemcha Kipgen apprised on the various projects of the Cooperation Department mainly Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) which is funded under National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). She apprised  that the Department of Cooperation, Government of Manipur, have so far submitted Detail Project Report (DPR) for 6 (six) districts of Manipur i.e. Imphal East, Imphal West, Kangpokpi, Ukhrul, Tamenglong and Jiribam to the NCDC for an amount of Rs. 163.2225 crores.

Minister Shri Rupala assured that the project is under process and the funds will be released at the earliest as development through cooperative movement is the need of the hour to take the country towards progressive and inclusive growth. He also lauded the state Cooperation Department and the Minister for highlighting the concern of the state and her departments to the knowledge of the Union Ministry; which has helped in bridging the gap between the Central government and the people of Manipur.

On the other hand, Nemcha Kipgen expressed her optimism that the state will accelerate faster towards development if cooperative movement is successfully implemented throughout the state. She expressed deep gratitude to the concern Ministry at the centre for always putting forward the concerns and grievances of the people of Manipur in their dealings.

It may be mentioned that ICDP Scheme was introduced in the year 1985-86 and aims at development of primary agricultural credit societies as multi-purpose self-reliant entities, development of allied sector cooperatives and development of viable functional linkages among cooperatives. Under the scheme, an integrated area-based approach is adopted for development of cooperatives in a selected district. The Scheme promotes various economic activities through cooperatives in the sphere of agriculture, agro-based industries, cottage and household industries and agro-allied sector like fishery, dairy, handloom, horticulture, rural industries in a selected district.

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Myopic leaders and misplaced priorities

Now that the people of the state is unmistakably clear as to where the priority of the elected representatives lies, it is time to come together and draw up an alternative course of action- one which does not involve inconveniencing the common people only. For how would one explain away the inexplicable silence of these representatives of the people on matters which are threatening to push back the state to those turbulent and uncertain times which we unwittingly believed we moved past? Is the security or rather gain of position and power more important the life of a young child who died under suspicious and still-mysterious circumstances? Or the looming scarcity of food grains due to the drought like situation presently haunting the farmers mean little for those who have the resources to pile up on essential commodities without the slightest consideration for those who are depending on their proper discharge of duties and responsibilities to those who put them in the very position of authority and affluence?
In a country ruled by a party which has the temerity to spend thousands of crores on advertisements and image-creation rather than actual implementation of welfare projects and development schemes which are the need of the hour, it is little wonder that many of these leaders have been unduly influenced to overhype themselves and their personal opinions to the point that the observations and suggestions of subject experts and resourceful individuals have been summarily discarded. Perhaps the new political mantra dictated is ‘Self before service’.
The inability of the state investigating agency to present any development in the case of the suspicious and mysterious death of a girl child inside a private hostel has brought the state to a grinding halt once again, and the frustration of the public on the issue is unlikely to subside anytime. The silence of the leaders and the apparent attempt to wash their hands off the matter by announcing a decision to hand over the case to the central investigating bureau (CBI) does not sit well with the public either, for the very fact that each and every crime occurring in the state cannot be handed over to the central investigating agencies, and nor is it plausible.
The icing on the cake of woes for the people of the state is perhaps the news of a group of dissident elected representatives preparing to approach the masters at the centre to push forward the demand for change of leadership in the state. It stands to reason that their trust in the present leadership is gone, but the pertinent questions that need to be answered for the public are: has a more versatile and promising candidate emerged from their ranks? Are the supporters joining in the fray for the development of the state or for their personal gains? Other than personal differences, what major leadership flaws have the present CM exhibited to warrant the demand for change of leadership? Is the demand for change in any way related to the present social situation and unrest in the state?
The people of the state have been taken for a ride too often and for too long. Wasting precious time and opportunities by those who won the confidence and trust of the people will only result in outbursts of frustrations and anger. It is time to learn our lessons and change our mindsets before taking up hasty steps based on our emotions and instincts. We need to stop turning against each other to voice our concerns. We need to come together and demand answers from those who sold us dreams. Lest we forget, the real power flows from the people, and the people should have the right and the liberty to withdraw the same from any and everyone not worthy of our trust and support.

The 36th International Geological Congress-2020

An aged history of more than 140 years, the International Geological Congress (IGC) has come a long way since their inception in 1878 in Paris. With less than 200 days left for the 36th edition of the Congress to kick off, the geoscientist community is on the pinnacle of the scientific display. A second time host India, with the scientific support of Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be hosting the 36th IGC at New Delhi during 2nd to 8th March, 2020. “Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Future” the much relevant theme in this 21st century has been the framed with the hope that this will echo the aspiration of the region from emerging geosciences in respect of its new techniques and understanding of processes in the South East Asian countries. Geological Survey of India (GSI), the third oldest serving survey organisation in the world has shouldered the burden of being the nodal agency to host and organised the 36th IGC in collaboration with the partners viz. Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Mines and the Indian National Science Academy. While the supportive scientific help is to be rendered by Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, Pakistan Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka. Indian Geology is nature’s gift to the Earth Science Community, with its rich rock record of geological events from the Archean, to the present day tectonics and from the oceans to Mars. More than 3 billion years of history of rocks, with Gold, PGE and Diamond deposits in the Archean craton have provided insights into the Archean tectonics and thermal regimes. The Deccan volcanism of the Cretaceous time has resulted in one of the largest flood basalt province. The spectacular rise of the Himalaya and its role in the chemistry of global oceans and the Indian monsoon are too well known. The unique Thar Deserts, the incredible Kutch, the enormously lengthy east and west coastal regimes of peninsular India and the gigantically vast alluvial plains of Ganges-Brahmaputra are serene places of geoscientific concepts. The Indo Myanmar Ranges and collision with the Myanmar Plate and the Himalayas has been the prime destinations for the tectonic researchers. The delegates of the IGC will therefore have a first-hand exposure to textbook examples in almost all aspects of Geosciences.
The highlights of the congress are -12 Plenary Talks by eminent geoscientists from across the globe, 44 science themes, 266 symposia, special theme for national and international scientific organisations, more than 40 parallel discussion sessions, e-poster presentations,  State of the Art Convention Centre, 7000 sq. m  for Geoexpo area and 71 exciting field trips spread in India and neighbouring countries. The additional far-reaching Geohost Program, massive Geoexpo, and many other Geotourism attractions, the Congress promises to be a truly memorable experience.
A geological enthusiast/student/researcher in our country can avail the opportunity to participate in the biggest global geo scientific cluster. The congress under the aegis of International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) is scheduled to be held at India Expo Mart. Ltd. (IEML) Greater Noida, Delhi NCR. In order to provide a learning interface between budding geoscientists and the visiting peers, selected volunteers will be involved in the organisational activities that will expose them to first hand life time experiences. The 36th IGC will engage about 350 geoscientists as volunteers - they will be assigned multiple tasks / activities during the field trips (India) and the main congress (expected to have more than 5000 delegates). Persons who are good at communication and organizational skills with sound geoscience knowledge both in the field and relevant to the congress (preferably with multilingual knowledge) can apply for volunteers. The selected volunteers will work purely on temporary /contractual basis. The selection of the volunteers will be done through an Expression of Interest (EOI) which will be announced soon.  Such volunteers may be provided sufficient incentives (i.e. waiver of registration fee, per-diem, to and fro train fares) during training, workshop and main congress.
For the geoscientist fraternity, the GeoHost Support program of the 36th IGC is unprecedented, offering full support for travel, registration and local hospitality for 1000 delegates. It would provide financial support based exclusively on scientific merit. The GeoHost Support program is designed to enable young and financially disadvantaged geoscientists to attend the IGC.These may be awarded as either full or partial support. Applicants who can obtain partial funding from other sources will get preference. This support includes the Youth GeoHost Program, wherein one meritorious candidate from each of the IUGS-adhering countries would be offered fully funded GeoHost grant for attending the 36th IGC. Selection would be made in consultation with the IUGS-adhering countries. To encourage early career researchers and students, a Congress Theme Workshop Series (CTWS) is being organized during the 36th IGC for capacity-building. The tentative themes of the workshop are Geohazards, Climate Change, Carbon dioxide sequestration, Water resources and conservation, Sustainable development of geo-resources, Monsoon system, Energy resources, Applications of isotopes in ground water research, Coastal zone management and Geostatistics.
The congress will be a roller-coaster ride for those young enthusiasts, students, researchers, professionals who are directly or indirectly based on geology. As per the bid presented at the 34th IGC, the GeoHost program of the 36th IGC would be made available to every active scientist who has an abstract that is accepted for presentation during the congress. So the concerned fraternity of geology students and workers should optimise this chance to scientifically activate themselves. The congress even has the platform for the private firms, companies and other NGO’s to hold business meets during the congress and tie up their own start up programmes. Updates, brochures, happenings and much more details of each facet of the 36th IGC is available at www.36igc.org.

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Violence against medical fraternity, intolerable - A wake up call The Declining doctor – patient relationship – Save the saviour

By :Dr Vinay Aggarwal,

Though healthcare in India is gradually evolving and is expected to reach several heights by 2020, but besides such improvement and growth, it is unfortunate to observe that cases of verbal abuse to physical assaults against healthcare professionals in India are also on extreme rise. And the ironical part is that, these attacks are done by patient’s family members and dear ones. According to recent report by Indian Medical Association (IMA) revealed that nearly 75 % of the doctors face physical or verbal abuse inside the hospital premises.
There is a misconception among the attendants that getting into misbehaviour, and violence against the medical fraternity provides a better and clear way of communicating their thoughts to the doctor in order to receive the best possible treatment for the patients. This is not true and the patient’s attendants must understand that the doctors always try their best efforts in recovering any patient irrespective of any factor.
Many such incidences pop up regularly, where doctors have been beaten up by the patient’s attendants. Such incidents have put the doctors and the medical fraternity under extreme threat who create such nuisance putting the lives of doctors and patients at risk. In hospitals, where life and death situations are routine, people are perhaps a lot more stressed and express their frustrations by misbehaving with the staff members.
Understanding the reasons behind such verbal abuse and physical assaults
More and more violence is seen in Government sector due to lack of staff, overcrowding OPD’s and lack of empathy, whereas in the private sector, it is invariably the financials and communication gap. Private healthcare delivers nearly 80% of the country’s medical needs. Despite such care and technological advancements, the cases of violence along with public healthcare are still increasing in the sector. But one should also think that the private hospitals have emerged through investments from sources and stakeholders and not by doctors themselves. And just like any other field the investors would want the Return on their investment (ROI) in which doctors don’t have any such role. In fact in most of the cases doctors never ever have anything to do with bill payment as the services what they can provide is to the fullest and has no relationship with money making. There could be various reasons for such abuse against the medical fraternity which may include:
Communication Gap - Doctors have always been emphasizing that treatment is an attempt, but the outcomes are unpredictable. Medical sciences do not stick to statistics and not even the doctors are trained to think like wise. Sometimes these stats only give a false hope to the patient’s dear ones which turns out into rage and disappointment on mortality. And this becomes rampant with the double whammy of huge hospital bills. One has to understand that in more than 80% of the cases result in good results and better outcomes, though 20% of the cases may prove to be costly.
Though it is always hard to think such finer concerns during emotionally charged situations, but lack of awareness and the anxiety among the patient’s relatives should be handled to the best by the hospital management. Generally, hospitals fails in handling the responsibility they have towards the attendants, so those clinicians must meet the attendants regularly and should address all the queries as honestly and transparently as possible. Better communication is the key to avoid such barbaric incidents against the entire medical fraternity.
Lack of empathy - Many situations arise when the doctors perform the treatment whole-heartedly, but lack of communication about the efforts or plans with the patient’s relatives also poise the situation. Attendant is always curious to know what has happened and what needs to be done, and in such a panic if they are unaware of what is happening, panic keeps on piling up and bursts out at saturation. The administration in many hospitals is usually dominated by the management, who mostly fail to empathize with the complexity of human situations. For instance the final billing is always an insensitivity, where the attendant has to stand in queues for paying the bill and not at all empathized. Instead of finding better solutions, the government and the local politicians instead finds it easy to blame the private medical care and the doctors for not providing proper healthcare and plays along the public sentiments.  
A few corrupt quacks - Corruption is another aspect, where one only thinks about his personal benefits and not of others. As in current situation when few quack doctors or hospitals are not honest about their intention, it is also termed as corruption. Our society, sadly is filled rampantly with quackery in few tier 2&3 cities. With years of hard work and struggle (meant to serve humanity), few doctors will absorb the society ethos and try to make money and grow as fast as possible, at times even forgetting that they are dealing with sick and disturbed human beings.
The need of the hour
Violence cannot be justified at any cost, whatever be the reason or the grievance. Mostly doctors and nurses, who bear the brunt of verbal abuse and aggression, we have to realize that beating up the doctor won’t help them get better care and treatment. And that beating-up anyone is no solution to any problem.
It should always be noted that for instance, in cases of dengue with multiple organ failure, tremendous efforts are put in by the doctors and upto 60-70% of the cases survive after being admitted in ICU for many days. The result of ongoing blame game can be slowing the private healthcare (with lack of Government involvement), doctors also are becoming wary of taking up critically sick patients. With complete destruction of trust and faith between the doctor and patient community has only led to worsening of the situation. 
Instead of relying only upon improving the infrastructure, beds, advanced machinery in government hospitals and governments expenditure on healthcare, research on low cost medication and scientific solution(without solely depending upon ayurveda and homeopathy) better outcomes can also be achieved. Changes in insurance policies according to the cost of modern healthcare, educating doctors for better communication and documentation along with finding solution to prevent corruption will definitely revive the best doctor - patient trust.
Fortunately 19 states have enacted a law which is known as prevention of violence against the medical fraternity and medical establishments, which has different provision. This is the main reason for putting up a strong central law to check violence on the medical profession. But as we all know that law alone cannot serve the purpose unless, we both doctors and the patients don’t realize the sensitivity of the situation and make attempts to improve the doctor-patient relationship.

Elector Verification Programme Launched At Bishnupur

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BISHNUPUR, September 2,

To improve the health of electoral rolls and augment enrolment of all eligible citizens, Neeta Arambam, Deputy Commissioner of Bishnupur launched Elector Verification Programme (EVP) & “Mega Million” yesterday at Conference Hall, Mini-Secretariat Campus, Bishnupur. The event was organized by District Election Officer, Bishnupur.

The DC also launched Election Verification Facilitation Centre at District level and Electoral Registration officers in the event. Similar launching programmes were also held at ERO offices of the district.

The District Administration also facilitated District Icon Mr. Hemchand Haobijam, Sumang Leela Artist and 2 Campus Ambassadors each from the six Assembly Constituencies of the district during the event.

Relaying the message from Election Commission of India (ECI) the DC stated that voters can verify themselves with an additional document, rectify errors in their particulars, change their old/black and white photograph to coloured one, remove multiple entries of their names and link the family living together to one polling station within the 45 days exercise. She urged the voters to cooperate with the verification process and extend support to the government officials on duty.

Laishram Priyadashini, SP, Bishnupur, DLOs and staffs also attended the event.

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