Imphal, Feb 28,
Congress MLA Kh. Joykishan today grilled Health Minister over the non availability of sterilize clothes at JNIMS, which compelled a patient to attend at private hospital for operation as reported in a daily newspaper today. The matter was moved by the Congress MLA as calling attention motion considering it as a matter of public importance in today’s assembly session.
The newspaper report said that the patient had to move at private hospital after he was already in the operation theatre as the JNIMS authority has allegedly told him and his party that they could not conduct the operation as there was no sterilize clothes.
“If the JNIMS could not afford sterilize clothes I myself and perhaps all the MLAs will be ready to donate our one month salary to buy the sterilize clothes for saving precious life”, Joykishan said.
Health Minister Jayentakumar while replying the calling attention motion said that as the matter was known to him today morning only he had limited information about the incident but indirectly stand for the JNIMS authority saying that the day which the patient identified as RK Herojit was supposed to conduct operation the hospital had performed operation of 15 patients. As per report, Herojit and his party requested the JNIMS authority to discharge him as he could not wait longer. Following which the doctor at JNIMS issued discharge sheet at 6.30 pm. Herojit case was appendix which is sometime considered not serious but needs urgent operation. He said if the report stands true that authority will be taken action but the newspaper might face defamation case if it stands wrong. Regarding the donation of salary, Jayentakumar said that he welcome every donation but not because the hospital lacks fund.
As the Health Minister’s answer failed to satisfy MLA Joykishan as he wanted an answer from the Minister whether there are sterilize clothes or not at the JNIMS. He further added that if the JNIMS can’t afford to buy sterilize clothes then he along with other MLAs can contribute one month salary.
As Jayentakumar stood up to reply Speaker Y Khemchand intervene and asked the Health Minister to present a report regarding the matter tomorrow.