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Extortion threat: Doctors in Imphal fear to attend unknown patients; feel insecure in performing duty

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Imphal, May 8,

Some eminent Professors and Assistant Professors who are working at RIMS and JNIMS have now stop attending patients who are not known to them as they fear unwanted consequences after receiving extortion threat from an underground organization.

Source with the Imphal Times said that the UG group also served huge amount of monetary demands to five private hospitals.

Interestingly the demand note were delivered to the doctors by way of messaging through mobile phone, three days after Union Home Minister Rajnath had stated that - Curbing insurgency in North East is his highest achievement. In an interview with the PTI, the Union Home Minister was quoted as saying – “Insurgency in Northeast is almost finished” on April 26 this year. The extortion threat to the doctors was reportedly sent on April 29, the source revealed.

Patients in need of specialized doctor now face inconvenience in consulting about their illness as the doctors have to first check on whether it is safe for them to attend the patient as they fear attack from the UG.

The source further added that it was the same UG group that had exploded a hand grenade at the residence of Dr. Chito at Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai on April 24 this year over monetary demand.

When some of the doctors received the extortion note personally, doctors at JNIMS were reported to have been served through an administrative head of the hospital.

Most of the doctors now are mentally disturbed due to the pressure of the UG group.

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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