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CM inaugurates Block Health Mela & Telemedicine at Mayang Imphal; Lauds Covid warriors for their dedicated services

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, April 15:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated Block Health Mela & Telemedicine at Ayushman Bharat – HWC as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav under the 100 Days Action Plan at N. Tomchou Public Ground Mayang Imphal, Imphal West district.
Speaking on the occasion, The Chief Minister lauded and congratulated the COVID Warriors of the Health department officials, doctors, nurses, ASHA Health Workers, etc. for their tireless and fearless dedication to their service.
We have lost countless lives during the pandemic, and we still have to be careful against COVID, he said, appealing to all those eligible to take the COVID Vaccination.
Highlighting low vaccination percentage in some areas in the State, especially in the hills, the Chief Minister said that tribal officers of the State should convince people to take the vaccine to increase vaccination percentage.
Stressing on the task lying ahead of the new State Government, N. Biren Singh said that it is only the beginning and added that we are in the initial stage of shaping Manipur. He continued that once the government completes the task under the 100 days Action Plan, it will declare the works to be taken up on a yearly basis.
The Chief Minister also expressed happiness that dialysis facilities are now available in almost all district hospitals and both the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences and the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, which are the major hospitals of the State.
He further showed concern over increasing Kidney ailment and cancer patients in the State and stressed on the need for a proper study to probe whether our food habits is the main cause. He also expressed concern over tobacco consumption among the people of the State.
N. Biren Singh also spoke on the Chief Minister’s Health for All Scheme and explained that under the scheme, door-to-door health screening is conducted for 10 non-communicable diseases, and free medicine provided across the State.
Highlighting that health is wealth and that the government is working towards upliftment of the poor and to provide health benefits to them, the Chief Minister pointed out to the concerned officials the need to re-verify the beneficiaries lists of the CMHT and cancel names of beneficiaries who are found to be government employees during the re-verification process at the earliest.
Regarding poppy plantations in the hills, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh expressed unhappiness about the same and added that during a recent meeting with chiefs and leaders of some villages, mass use of chemical fertilizer to ensure good poppy harvest was highlighted. This is alarming because these chemical fertilizers are drained or washed into the rivers and lakes during the rain which are eventually consumed by the people, he added.
Stating that there are so many alternatives and that the government will provide any alternative livelihoods to poppy planters, the Chief Minister urged all not to provide the excuse of poppy plantation as the only source of livelihood.
N. Biren Singh also appealed to all illegal encroachers on Loktak Lake to vacate their encroachments before the government takes up actions, and save the lake because without Loktak Lake it will be hard for people to reside in the State. Further stating that the government will take up various development works for the people, he sought support of all and urged against creating disturbances to any kind of developmental work.
Meanwhile, as part of the inauguration function, Chief Minister’s Health for All Award, Imphal West KAYAKALP Award, Best Primary Health Centre Award, Best Health & Wellness Centre Award were also distributed.
The inaugural function was also attended by Mayang Imphal MLA K. Robindro as president, Konthoujam MLA Dr. Sapam Ranjan, Khurai MLA L. Sushindro, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar and Addl CS (Health) Vumlunmang Vualnam as guests of honour among others.
The Chief Minister alongwith the other dignitaries also visited the stalls opened as part of the Mela and interacted with the officials. The function was organised by the District Administration Imphal West alongwith CMO, Imphal West.
Different department opened stalls including for CMHA and NCD, CMHT & PMJAY, Food Safety Stall, Maternal Health & Family Planning, Skin OPD, Medicine OPD, Paediatric OPD, Dental OPD, Gynae OPD, AYUSH & Yoga, ENT OPD, RBSK, TB, Leprosy, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra, ICDS, KRYNA LAB, Social Welfare, Youth Affairs and Sports, Education, BDO, COVID Vaccination, Blindness Control, Tobacco control programme, Iodine Deficiency Stall, Child Health, Ultrasonography stall, telemedicine, Palliative Core, Dialysis, Immunisation, Viral hepatitis.

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