CM warns hospitals against denial of treatment to patients

Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh warned hospitals and doctors against denial of treatment to patients as he addressed the people on the occasion of 74th Independence Day of the country.

Biren made the warning in wake of the recent death incidents including the death of a pregnant woman that occurred due to denial of admission of patients in hospitals. He appealed to the hospitals and doctors not to refuse treatment to any patient.

He said the government has already issued an order in connection with the refusal by the hospitals to accept admission for treatment.

The state level Independence Day celebration was held at the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Parade Ground with the chief minister hoisting the National flag amid National Anthem.

Biren said the most precious thing is human life and every human is valuable to the government. The government is making all its efforts to contain the deadly disease, he added.

The government acknowledges the selfless sacrifice made by the doctors, nurses and other medical staffs in the fight against Covid-19, he said and lauded the team of doctors of JNIMS led by Dr Tharoijam Utthan for rendering their service selflessly towards treating the Covid-19 patients at JNIMS.

He appealed the people of the state not to stigmatize the healthcare workers and other frontline warriors. He urged the people to support and cooperate in fighting the deadly disease.

Highlighting the achievements of the present government in War against Drugs Biren said with the establishment of Fast Track Court, around 110 persons have been convicted so far in connection with drug related cases. He said that various drug factories have been busted by the police in various parts of the state. The government will continue the crackdown against drug smuggling, he added.

He mentioned that the present government brought smile to the faces of the people and scores of people including old aged persons have been benefited from various schemes such as GTV, GTH, CMHT, CMST etc. He opined that the present government does not give false promises to the people and is committed to fulfil every promise made to the people.

He said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, various developmental works are being taken up in the NorthEast and there is peace and development in NorthEast India. The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the Rs. 3000 crore Manipur Water Supply Project recently. The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stones for various National Highway projects amounting to around Rs 3000 crore in Manipur on August 17 through video conference.

On the occasion, in recognition of absolute valour and gallant spirit of late Riflemen Ratan Salam of 4th Assam Rifles, the chief minister handed over the cheque of Rs 5 lakhs to the wife of late Riflemen Ratan Salam under the newly instituted scheme called Major Laishram Jyotin Singh Ex-gratia scheme. Major Laishram Jyotin Singh (Ashok Chakra) was an Indian Army medical officer who died fighting terrorists bare handed in Kabul in 2010, saving the lives of his fellow army officers and Jawans.

Biren handed over the Chief Minister’s Trophy for Community Service Awards to SP, Bishnupur Priyadarshini Laishram, Inspector Oinam Ajit Singh, and Women Constable Okram Bijeta Devi. The Awards for Chief Minister’s Trophy for Anti-Drug Campaign was also handed over to SP, Thoubal Dr Sarangthem Ibomcha, ASI Anoubam Krishna Sharma and Head Constable Moiranthem Rinash Meitei. Paona Brajabashi Award for Best NCC Boy Cadet was given to N. Bunty Angom and Rani Gaidinliu Award for Best NCC Girl Cadet to Mayanglambam Nenita Devi.

Deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar, Cabinet ministers, MLAs, chief secretary, DGP, top civil, police and military officers and others took part in the celebration.

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