Hunger striker's health critical
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, September 04 2011:
Health condition of Otkhomang Kipgen (58) who has been fasting at Saikul Bazar demanding upgradation of Sadar Hills to a full fledged district has deteriorated to a critical level.
Otkhomang Kipgen has been fasting since September 1. With his health condition deteriorating to a critical level, his wife has been attending on him day and night.
Otkhomang has been enduring severe physical pain tossing from one side to the other.
He is also in constant delirium.
Saikul PHC MO in-charge Dr HT Simte said that Otkhomang is a diabetes patient besides suffering from peptic ulcer.
Presence of stone in his kidney has also been detected, Dr Simte said.
Whereas Otkhomang has been refusing to eat anything, there is a problem in administering IV fluid as he is a diabetes patient.
Under such condition, it is possible that he may collapse any time.
The situation would be intimated to the relevant authority very soon together with highlighting the shortage of medical facilities at Saikul PHC.
Meanwhile, a barrack and a kitchen built for Highway Protection Force at Kalapahar was set afire by general strike supporters in the intervening night of September 3 and 4 .
Three security barracks and a kitchen were built for use by Highway Protection Force.
The security barrack was occupied by 30 VDF personnel.
Around 200 agitators broke open the gate and the compound wall last night.
Then they set afire one security barrack and the kitchen.