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Manipur will have flying doctors and air ambulance service by this year : Health Minister

Imphal, 06 July 2018 ( Evening News ) : Health Minister L. Jayantakumar has assured that the vision of flying doctors and air ambulance in the state will soon be a reality by this year. The health minister made the statement during his visit in Ukhrul District for inaugurating the newly constructed Primary Health Sub Centre of Ngainga Village and also to lay the foundation stone for the construction of a Community Health Centre of Somdal Village.  Minister Jayantakumar asserted that the air ambulance service will be able to bridge the gap between doctors and people in the hilly and remote areas. He maintained that the Health Department aims to utilise helicopter facility to bring super specialist doctors in remote areas and provide medical treatment and even conduct medical operations. Minister Jayentakumar gave the assurance to put in best efforts to fill up any lags in the health sector of Ukhrul District by providing all the necessary medical infrastructure in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Superintendent of the district. The Health Minister further assured that the Government is putting all out efforts to make available adequate Primary health Centres, Primary Health Sub-Centres and Community Health Centres in the district.

Speaking exclusively to media persons, CMO of Ukhrul District, Dr. A.S Kapangring lamented that majority of the PHC and PHSC in Ukhrul District are non functional. He expressed that inconveniences are being faced by the people due to the incomplete infrastructure of Primary Health Centres and Primary Health Sub-Centres entrusted by the Government. Speaking further, he also highlighted that lack of proper roadways serve hindrance in providing necessary health care facility to people in the interior villages of the District. He stressed the need to maintain proper roadways as well as ambulance service to facilitate health care opportunities. The CMO urged to the relevant authorities to do the needful.

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