Imphal, 19 June 2017 ( Evening News ) : Congress Spokesperson and Thangmeiband MLA, Khumukcham Joykisan has demanded the state Govt to clarify if the ceasefire between NSCN-IM and Indian Govt includes Manipur. He was speaking on the occasion of foundation laying ceremony of Naharol Leishemba Club at Thangmeibang Sinam Leikai. Speaking further, he said NSCN-IM cadres had recently killed two civilians at Ukhrul. The Govt needs to clarify why there are designated camps of the NSCN-IM when ceasefire does not extend to Manipur. Questioning the Govt as to why the monsoon session of Manipur Legislative Assembly has not been called yet, Joykisan demanded the Govt to call the session at the earliest and present the budget for a debate. The foundation laying ceremony was also attended by many people from the locality.
Imphal, 19 June 2017 ( Evening News ) : Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren launched the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme at the auditorium of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences-JNIMS today. Patients will be provided free dialysis under this programme. Directorate of Health Services, Manipur and National Health Mission, Manipur jointly organised the event. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Biren said this is part of the 100 day programme of the new BJP led Govt. He appealed the Doctors, Nurses and Hospital staff to maintain a cordial relationship with patients. The chief minister questioned the abilities of RIMS and JNIMS. As Govt hospitals they are not able to treat patients like the private hospitals do. There is lack of hard work and dedication by the Govt doctors. He promised to make updated equipments available at the hospitals. Modern Technology is being used to treat Neuro and Liver related diseases. Equipments have also started arriving. It is a big step of the Govt to make the dialysis that are expensive at private hospitals, available at affordable prices at RIMS and JNIMS. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren expressed happiness that this programme under Prime Minister Narendra Modi which will ease the pain of the downtrodden. Health and Family Welfare Minister, L Jayentakumar, Parliamentary Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, S. Subhaschandra, RIMS Director, R.K Dinesh, Senior Doctors and staff of JNIMS were among those present on the occasion