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 10:

The Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) has urged the Registrar, Manipur Medical Council, Imphal to initiate urgent inquiry as per the Section 13 (f) of Manipur   Medical Council Act, 2009 for the Refusal by the Hospital Authorities to   provide emergency medical attention which led to death.
In a letter submitted to the Registrar MMC, the     Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) said that gross misconduct and negligence by the practitioner along with the hospital authority has been reported during the COVID -19 pandemic.  
It said that Kanpatliu Kamei (20 years), a resident of Puichi (Makuilongdi) village is a pregnant woman who died along with her unborn baby on the morning of 6th August 2020 at the entrance of Shija Hospitals Casualty. She had been denied of medical treatment by various hospital including  JNIMS and RIMS. 
On the afternoon of 5th August 2020, Kanpatliu’s family took her at Senapati District Hospital as she was expecting to deliver a child. At about 10.30 PM, without giving any valid reason, the doctors on duty at Senapati District Hospital told her family that she should better be taken to Imphal. Consequently, her family rented a private vehicle and reached JNIMS at around 12.30 A.M. However, she was refused to admit at JNIMS despite having a Covid-19 Negative Test Result issued by Medical Officer In-charge, Noney District. Her family had no other option except to find other hospital and therefore, Kanpatliu was taken to RIMS. RIMS also refused to treat her despite knowing her serious medical condition.  In route to Shija Hospital, her family tried to seek medical assistance from couple of hospital, in a same manner, she was refused to admit there. On reaching Sija Hospital,  Kanpatliu  died along with her child. 
On 31st July 2020, a 3 (three) years boy namely, Md. Himmat, s/o Md. Helaluddin, a resident of Santhel Mamang Leikai was evacuated to Mayang Imphal Primary Health Centre (PHC) after he was drowning. However, a lady doctor who was stationed at the health centre refused to provide any medical attention and treatment. On refusal to treat him at the PHC, the boy was taken to Mother’s Care Children Hospital at Sagolband Moirang Leirak, Imphal. The doctors and staff at the hospital tried their best but couldn’t save him. Md. Himmat was declared dead at around 11.45 am on the same day.
Md. Iqbal Haque is a resident of Lilong. On 24.07.2020, he had a complaint of abdomen pain. He was immediately taken to JNIMS Hospital Porompat to seek emergency medical attention. Thereafter, he was admitted there. The doctors concerned were expected to ready to conduct surgery after necessary testing including Covid-19 test. In an utter surprise, the patient party was asked to treat him at Lamjingba Hospital, Imphal which is private hospital. As told by doctors concerned, Md. Iqbal Haque was taken to the said private hospital. But the said hospital refused to treat him. Thereafter, he was taken to RIMS Hospital.  RIMS also refused to treat him. Having no other alternative, he was brought back to JNIMS again. But on reaching the hospital gate, he had his last breath.              
On 10 June 2020, Mrs. Longjam Basanti, a resident Thiyam Leishangkhong was taken to Community Health Centre, Wangoi as she was to give birth. She used to consult one doctor Tampha who is a Medical Officer posted at the said CHC. On reaching there, the CHC administration refused to admit her on the pretext that the said CHC had been converted into Covid-19 isolation centre. As a result, the family of Basanti was compelled to admit her nearby hospital. The family tried to admit at Ragini Memorial Charitable Clinic, but no doctor was available there. Thereafter, Basanti was immediately taken to JNIMS which JNIMS authority declared her brought death.  
On the 6th of August, 2020, 5 days old infant boy died due to negligence and refusal for treatment by the authority of the District Hospital, Churachandpur District. At evening the infant child was brought to the District Hospital and sought for the diagnosis to the Medical Officer on duty, however, they were neglected by the doctor on duty by not attending the infant child. Later after sometime, the nurse on duty checked the temperature of the boy and the doctor on duty randomly prescribed some medicines while inquiring about their travel history. On seeing the negligence the family members were compelled to return home, which later the infant child succumbed to his illness at around 8:30pm. 
As the facts and the circumstances has been highlighted it is observed that the RIMS, JNIMS, District Hospitals, PHCs and CHCs have violated fundamental rights of the patients guaranteed under Article 21 the Constitution of India. Article 21 of the Constitution guarantees protection of life and personal liberty to every citizen. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has held that the right to health is an integral part of Article 21 of the Constitution. Therefore, failure on the part of a government hospitals and practitioners in charge of the Hospitals and Health Canters to provide timely medical treatment to a person in need of such treatment results in violation of right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution.
YFPHR, demands :
1. Initiate an inquiry under Section 13 (f) of the MMC, Act 2009 for the gross misconduct or negligence committed by the medical practitioners in charge of the RIMS, JNIMS, PHCs, CHCs and others for utter denial to attend critical case as cited above. 
2.  Direct the Director, JNIMS, RIMS, CMOs of PHCs, MOs of CHCs etc of the aforementioned Health Centres  to furnish and submit a detailed report in a week time from the date of receipt of this complaint,
3. After due process of inquiry, we urge the Manipur Medical Council to award a fair compensation for the damage caused to patient family members and the amount for the said damage shall be recovered from concern administrations of health care centres as cited above

Sunday, 09 August 2020 18:51

MSAD urges students to widen the horizon

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Imphal, Aug 9:

Manipur students’ Association Delhi has urged the students to explore more  beyond the Indian subcontinent for higher education and other opportunities.   Education has been playing a pivotal role in the development of humankind.  Earlier, the people of Manipur have been acquiring education  from Bengal then it shift towards the metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai etc. Recently, only a few have been able to move out and educate themselves at countries like China, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany and other well to do countries. However, most of the elite universities educated people  remain in their cocoon. Thus, the misery is yet to be removed by our education or by our careers.

One doesn’t need to go through formal learning, if the purpose is only to serve the personal interest. Nonetheless, the Indian education system  has been trickling down a theory where education is to secure oneself, regardless of the sustainability of the society, which is a frivolous interest of an average mind. The lesson of “giving back to the society” is excluded from the curriculum we all have been through. This boxed corporate education system could be a reason for degrading our cultures and traditions too. We should study in a education system with which our cultures and tradition can be sustained and progressed which could change and give a meaningful life to the people where one can live with another peacefully serving each other. We should not stop exploring where we could find such life changing education system. Metropolitan cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai are not our ultimate place to land for study. We have different universities, different countries to explore which are more nearer to us. 

MSAD has opened a helpline in order to guide the students for any queries througout the year.

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Imphal, Aug 9:

An Awareness Programme on Cane & Bamboo and its Application organized by Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal, Manipur and Apunba Imagi Machasing (AIMS), Manipur with supported from Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC), Guwahati, Assam under North Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER, Government of India. was held at Song Song Village, Senapati District yesterday .
MPs of Manipur Dr. R.K. Ranjan and Dr. Lorho S. Pfoze were attended as the Chief Guest and President respectively of the programme. Prof. M. Premjit Singh, Vice Chancellor, Central Agricultural University (CAU), Lamphelpat, Imphal; Prof W. Chandbabu Singh, Registrar, Manipur University; Mr. Heni Kaikho, Chairman, Song Song Village and Mr. Mayanglambam Khelendro Singh, Vice President, The Apunba Imagi Machasing (AIMS), Manipur were attended as the guests of honour.
Not only Bamboo, Mao is famous for agricultural products in Manipur. That is why Chief guest of the programme, Dr. R.K. Ranjan proposed to establish a Slopeland Research Institute under the initiative of Central Agricultural University and another Hill University the under initiative of Manipur University. The president of the programme, Dr. Lorho S. Pfoze is also willing to set up the high-altitude research institutes under the initiative form Central Agricultural University and Manipur University as soon as possible to decentration of knowledge. Central Agricultural University has already agreed on it, he furthered added. During the programme, apart from the distribution of bamboos, coconuts, avocado, beehive boxes, piglet, sprayers, Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) cards are provided instantly to the villagers. Many demands to organize more Awareness Programme on Cane and Bamboo in the Remaining District of Manipur especially in Tamenglong, Churachandpur, Chandel, Noney, Jiri, Ukhrul, Kangpokpi, Pherzawl and Kamjong districts.
Before the programme is started, both the Members of Parliament of Manipur, Dr. Lorho S. Pfoze and Dr. R.K. Ranjan visited the land subsidence sites. The villagers of the area are taking refugees to the neighbouring areas due to its vulnerable situation. As the preliminary report, the land subsidence might be caused due to the aquifer-system hydrocompaction. It occurs when large amounts of groundwater have been withdrawn and may lead to more surface water-groundwater interaction and excess groundwater withdrawal which in turn may pollute the aquifer, cause land subsidence. However, it needs to study further. During the investigation, there are a geologist and seismologist experts from Manipur University. It will find out the exact cause of subsidence soon.

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Imphal, Aug 8:

A news item published on many media outlets in the Northeast as a part of a statement issued by Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) alleging and linking StormyTV with human trafficking is alleged to be completely baseless and false, said a press release by Stormy TV. Stormy TV strongly condemns such defaming allegations as a company looking to work towards empowering the youths of the Northeast through its platform and are optimistic about Northeast India and bringing our innovative world-class AI technology to empower the talents of northeast India in line with the vision of ‘Digital North-East 2022’, said the press release
The release further said, “Once we got to know about the allegations and news being published around it, the StormyTV team reached out to these organisations and upon clarification, it has now been resolved with the student bodies and organisations issuing an apology letter accepting that the allegations were false and that there was no involvement of StormyTV in such heinous crimes at all. We also share the concern and interest of these bodies to build awareness towards the safety of girls/boys/child from the region against human trafficking or any kind of exploitation. We, as a legitimate business, assure that our platform will never use any of the contestant’s image or details for any form of illegal work and is focused on driving this partnership based on integrity, transparency and trust. StormyTV complies with all data privacy and security requirements under the Indian law and places the highest importance on user privacy and integrity.”

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