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, June 16:

A statement by Indian Medical Association, Manipur state Branch said that about 700 doctors in the country, including 6 doctors from our state have died during the second wave of COVID pandemic.
However, the healthcare workers across the state and the country work tirelessly to mitigate the disaster and serve humanity, it added.
The IMA expressed dissatisfaction to unfortunate incident of violence at the COVID workplaces, that are reported from time to time even during this critical hour.
“The recent incident of violence at JNIMS ICU is deplorable. The IMA state branch demanded to enforce Central Hospital and Healthcare Professional Protection Act with IPC & CrPC tag and to declare Hospital as declared as a protected zone. It also urged to punish culprits under fast-track mode with stringent punishment.
The IMA Manipur State Branch said that they will observe the 18th of June, 2021 as a part of the IMA National Protest Day with the object to “stop assault on profession and professionals” with the slogan “SAVE THE SAVIORS”.

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IT News
Imphal, June 15:

One person, perhaps a successful business person, presently serving as the Managing Director of R.K. Fortune Developer Pvt. Ltd., Mr. R.K, Rameshwar Singh had reportedly distributed edible items to around 14,000 families in Patsoi Assembly Constituency in 15 days. The edible items were distributed by various volunteers of local clubs and organization of the Assembly constituencies. During the distribution of the edible items, there were no loud speaker used, no logos , or no banners, but just the essential edible items, where those family finds difficulty in procuring from market due to the complete lockdown after district administration imposed curfew.
R. K. Rameshwar Singh is an intending candidate in the upcoming Assembly election from Patsoi Assembly Constituency. As of now, he is not affiliated to any political party.

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Imphal, June 14:

Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today handed over 8 (eight) D-Type Oxygen Cylinders along with 3 regulators to the Bishnupur District Hospital through the District administration of Bishnupur.
The Oxygen Cylinders and the regulators were handed over by Dr. Kh. Ratankumar, former Minister and the chairman of the Pandemic Management Committee, to the CMO Bishnupur District Hospital through DC Bishnupur.
Dr. Kh. Ratankumar, while talking to the media said that, as there is no oxygen plant at the Bishnupur district Hospital as of now, there are shortages of oxygen in the hospital with the spike in the Covid-19 cases. The oxygen cylinders have been handed over to help the patients in need undergoing treatment at the hospital, he added.
MPCC President K. Govindas who was also present while handing over the oxygen cylinders and regulators said that, the motive for handing over the oxygen is purely to help the needy during this pandemic. He added that there should not be any politics at such a hard time and the congress party doesn’t believe in playing with the life of people during this emergency time.
“There should not be any politics in this pandemic”, Govindas said while replying to a query by reporters.
On the other hand, General Secretary Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, M. Subashchandra also distributed drinking water, face masks to inmates at community quarantine centers open at Pitambara English School, Malom Mega High school, Mekola Gulap Hr Sec School and Kamakhya Pemberton College.

IT News
Imphal, June 13:

Minister of Agriculture, Oinam Lukhoi Singh handed over District wise allocation of Free Certified High Yielding Variety (HYV) Paddy through the concerned District Agriculture Officers today. It was held at Agriculture Godown at Lamphelpat under the programme “Enhancement of Rice Production in the State”.
In view of the hardship faced by the farmers in the State during this Covid-19 Pandemic, Minister Lukhoi expressed the Government of Manipur under the supervision of the Chief Minister, N. Biren Singh have decided for distribution of Paddy seeds at free of cost instead of selling at 50% Subsidy. He also stated that the program for free distribution of Certified HYV Paddy Seeds was mainly focused to reach the target group in the interest and welfare of the farmers in the state. He informed that farmers can procure these free Certified HVY Paddy seeds through the concerned DAOs and firmly believe that the farmers will in return enhance their production.
Minister further mentioned that the deficit in food grains specially rice in the State is huge and is increasing over the years with the increasing population. The Government of Manipur constituted a Sub Committee for enhancement of Rice Production in the State on 7th September, 2020. After several round of discussion, the said Sub-Committee drawn up and recommended 10 (ten) approaches and strategies to increase rice production in the state as given below: Increasing Seed Replacement Rate; Enhancing Varietal Replacement Rate; Increasing Cropping Intensity through Assured Irrigation; Expansion of Effective Irrigation facilities; Adoption of more Intensive Cultivation Practices (SRI/ICM/ Line Planting etc; Maintaining Soil Health and providing judicious Soil Nutrients; Revisiting the Extension Mechanism; Facilitation of Credit, Finance, Crop Insurance; Marketing& creation of Rural Storage infrastructure and Farm Mechanization.
Minister O Lukhoi also interacted with the concerned DAOs to take stock of the prevailing ground situation of the Department in all the Districts and also encouraged them to work in the interest and welfare of the farmers in the state. The Minister also inspected the various fertilizers godown in the presence of Commissioner, Agriculture, M. Joy Singh, Director, Agriculture, Kh. Lalmani Singh and all concerned officers and officials of the Department.

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