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JNIMS committee to halt medical assistance
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, December 27 2023: While observing that the state is witnessing some respite from armed skirmishes in recent times, Relief Committee JNIMS has informed that it will halt medical assistance they used to extend to displaced people requiring medical attention for some time.

The committee, however, said it will continue other assistance towards the displaced people.

In a statement, the committee said that the decision was taken in view of the de cline in instances of armed skirmishes and the fact that most of the displaced families in and around JNIMS hospital have moved to prefabricated shelter homes.

As per the decision, all sorts of medical assistance the committee had been providing to the displaced people for the last eight months will be suspended for some time.

However, the committee will resume it service whenever people injured in fresh skirmishes are brought in the hospital.

At the same time, the committee will continue to provide other forms of assistance to the displaced families, the statement said while urging the public to continue their donation towards the committee to meet other basic requirements of the crisis affected people.

The statement further informed that the committee had provided medical assistance to 2365 persons including 194 child delivery cases.

At present, 14 patients are undergoing treatment at JNIMS and among them two are waiting for kidney transplant.

The assistance towards these persons will continue as usual.

So far, the committee has received Rs 10,48,490 cash donations as well as medicines worth around Rs 7 lakh from different pharmacy shops in Thangal Keithel, Paona Keithel, MG Avenue, Rupmahal Tank and BT Road.

Apart from JNIMS authority, the committee received assistance from JN Diagnostics and Babina Diagnostics in the form of free diagnostic tests for displaced people.

Staff of different schools, colleges, institutions and organisations, as well as individuals also contributed to the committee, for which they feel grateful, the statement said.

Keeping in view of the hardships facing by the displaced people in affording medicines, the committee drew attention of the government to provide medicines at free of cost.

Medicines provided under National Rural Health Mission are lying unutilised as most of these medicines are not required in real life scenario.

The government needs to re-evaluate the scheme and its provisions to suit the actual need for the people, it stated.

The committee also condemned in the strongest term the burning of medical equipment in Kangpokpi district on December 23 terming it as an inhumane act.


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