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Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum, a resident of Sagolband Meino Leirak has been writing for Imphal Times since 2016. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Ashinikumar is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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World Bamboo Day: RK Ranjan appeals to make Bamboo as means of employment

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Imphal, Sept 18

“Seventy percent of the livelihoods of Manipuri people are associated with bamboo products”, MP Dr. RK Ranjan said while delivering speech on World Bamboo Day celebration at Lamyanba Shanglen today. The celebration was organised by Bamboo Forum of India.

 “Bamboo Mission Manipur should focus more on this to make sure that Make in Manipur become successful”, Ranjan said.

He appealed the people of the state particularly the unemployed youth of the state to inject Bamboo technology to generate employment.

He added that Bamboo is the timber of the poor however people of the state could not utilized economically by adding value.

“Even the first Church in the state which was constructed at Porompat was built by Bamboo”, Ranjan said. He further added that Bamboo Shoots and other edible products of bamboo can make the people economically viable.

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Manipur’s Ambeshori Devi & Haryana’s Tamanna enter semi-finals of Junior Women’s Boxing Nationals

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Rohtak, Sept. 12

Manipur’s Ambeshori Devi (57kg) and Haryana’s Tamanna (48kg) entered the semi-finals to confirm medals as the North-East and Haryana dominated the proceedings at the 3rd Junior Women’s National Boxing Championships here on Wednesday.
Both Tamanna and Ambeshori Devi had won medals at the Black Forest Cup in June and they continued their fine form in the domestic circuit as well. Ambeshori was thoroughly dominant in her quarter-final bout againt Mizoram’s Naom Chingsannuami en route to her 5-0 win and Tamanna too prevailed over Delhi’s Anjali by an identical scoreline.
Also progressing into the last-four stage from Haryana were Tannu (52kg), Kirti (57kg) and Khushi (63kg). While Kirti and Khushi blanked Andhra Pradesh’s Peddada Kavya and Punjab’s Vishakha respectively 5-0, Tannu advanced by dint of getting an RSC verdict in Round 1 over Goa’s Neha Kadam.
The North-East also shone on Day 4 of this prestigious junior tournament. Joining Ambeshori in the semis were her Manipuri state mates, Tingmala Doungel (48kg) and Shagolsem Bijeta Chanu (52kg).
Mizoram also found a place in the winners’ column through Ruthi Lalhmingthai (52kg) and Rudy Lalgmingmuani (63kg). Both had to work hard to earn their respective victories. While Lalhmingthai staved off a stiff challenge from Tamil Nadu’s Deepa S for a 3-2 win, Lalgmingmuani also had to dig deep to secure a gritty 3-2 win over Manipur’s Tingmelhing Chongloi.
Chandigarh also entered the medal bracket through Harnoor Kaur, an RSC in Round 1 winner over Andhra Pradesh’s Kolukula Krishna Veni.
The six-day tournament, which will pick out the best of India’s rising female pugilists, has a total of 233 boxers participating from 27 states across 13 weight categories. The semi-finals are scheduled on Thursday followed by the grand finale on Friday.

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Hepatitis B & C screening camp concludes at Press Club, Guwahati scribes show excellent health status

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Guwahati Sept.10

 City-based scribes, who participated in a daylong Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C screening camp at Guwahati Press Club on 9 September 2019, showed an excellent health status as none was reported positive in the blood tests.
Organized by Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre from Chennai, the camp witnessed the participation of over 60 media persons where all the blood samples were tested negative for both the viruses. Marketing officer from Dr Rela Institute in northeast India, Chiranjib Sarma along with health workers Siva Kalita and Mrinmoy Dutta conducted the camp.
Currently, chronic Hepatitis B and C are the major burden of liver diseases in India, which eventually leads to cirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, a simple screening test can provide an opportunity to treat the disease and to identify patients, who are at risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. For the person, diagnosed negative for Hepatitis B can be protected by giving proper vaccines.
The initiative of Dr Rela Institute (www.relainstitute.com) can be termed as an important example of social healthcare initiatives, which is expected to empower member-journalists of the press club to fight against Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C virus.

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Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali, launches Support Group for Stroke patients

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Ghaziabad, September

With the rising cases of neurological problems and more stroke cases coming up, Max Hospital, Vaishali, launched a dedicated support group for stroke patients to address the issue and raise awareness for timely intervention and prevention.
The programme was initiated for people who have suffered stroke and neurological issues in the past, to understand the health aspects and to share experience with people who are currently dealing with similar issues.
As a part of the same, Max Hospital, Vaishali conducted a session today in their hospital premises, to provide a common platform to stroke survivors and their caregivers wherein they could share their experiences and learn from each other. The programme also had one session on relaxation through breathing. Caregivers, doctors and patients came together to discuss the issues related to strokes, how best and fastest care can be provided and how physiotherapy can boost the pace of treatment.
Addressing the audience during the session, Dr Sanjay Saxena, Senior Director, Neurology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali, said “lack of awareness is at the root of every health disorder, weight management, managing an adequate blood pressure, active physical life are some of the basic preventive measures for stroke. However, in most cases the situation deteriorates because people are not aware and tend to ignore the symptoms instead of consulting a doctor immediately. It is necessary that people from all strata of life, have a basic knowledge of handling such health issues. It is never too late for one to avail information and understand the first actions to be taken when someone gets stroke. We are a population where, obesity, blood pressure problems, diabetes is increasing specifically in the urban areas. Only an active life and awareness can be depended on to avoid health disorders, like strokes.”
In the panel discussion organised, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiotherapists, dieticians and psychologists from Max Vaishali, came together to evaluate the existing scenario and shed light on the best practices that can be adopted by caregivers and the support group to bring in best in class treatment for stroke patients.
“It is always advisable for people to take their health seriously and maintain an active life through regular workouts. However, under situations, where one has been attacked by a stroke, along with continuous therapy and with moderate physical activities the conditions can be controlled well. One should not try things at home unless advised by an expert because physiotherapy for every individual would be different based on their condition and problems. Physiotherapy has always proven results in improving the conditions of stroke patients in the past. This support group from Max Healthcare would be a really helpful move towards care of stroke patients.” Said Dr Shuchita Bansal, Senior Physiotherapist, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali.

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