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Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) Hospital in Porompat has achieved a significant milestone by successfully conducting two kidney transplantations using kidneys donated by deceased persons. The kidney transplants from living donors have reached 28 in total. Late K. Rubenkumar, aged 31 from Kongpal Kshetri Leikai had donated his kidney. Prior to him, late Sarungbam Kenedy, aged 42 from Singjamei Chingamathak had donated his kidneys. Their kidneys have been successfully transplanted to patients at JNIMS and Shija Hospital, saving four lives. Speaking to media, JNIMS Director, Professor L. Deben shared that six more individuals, including four from Langol Old Age Home and one each from Bishnupur and Thoubal, have pledged to donate their organs after their demise to JNIMS hospital. He made a heartfelt appeal to the people of the state to consider pledging their organs for donation after their demise instead of allowing their precious organs to go to waste through cremation or burial.

While, Dr. Kh. Lokeshore, the Medical Superintendent of JNIMS, urged the public to exercise caution and adopt preventive measures as the state grapples with an increasing number of reported dengue cases. He noted that JNIMS hospital has already treated 167 dengue cases, which include 10 infants and a pregnant woman. Additionally, the hospital has admitted 11 new cases. On a positive note, Dr. Kh. Lokeshore mentioned that JNIMS has not reported any fatalities related to dengue this year.

In fresh violence, armed miscreants launched an attack on Sabungkhok Khunou in Imphal East District today. The attack involved bombs and gunfire. In response, state forces and village volunteers engaged in crossfire with the attackers. As per the latest updates, 3 village volunteers were injured. 

According to information gathered by Impact News reporter, armed miscreants positioned on a hilltop in the area reportedly opened fire towards Sabungkhok Khunou from 3AM.  The situation escalated with the use of bombs during the attacks. An additional police team, led by Imphal East Additional SP Herojit has reached the site to assess the situation.

Meira Paibi women in the village alleged that security forces didn't prevent armed miscreants from attacking their village frequently, despite giving them assurances to take control of the situation.

Reinforcements have been dispatched to Sabungkhok Khunou in the wake of threats of further attacks.

Manipur State Eye Bank would commence operations at the end of October. Health Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan disclosed the same while addressing the gathering at the 24th World Sight Day 2023 observance on the theme "Love Your Eyes At Work," today. National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment, State Health Society, National Health Mission Manipur organised the event at Classic Grande in Chingmeirong, Imphal.

Dr. Ranjan expressed concern about the habit of people in the state buying glasses from roadside vendors without a doctor's prescription as it could bring potential harm to eyes. He stressed the need for the government to regulate such practice closely. The Health Minister also encouraged people to pledge to donate their eyes and called for collective efforts to understand and raise awareness about glaucoma, an eye condition that can lead to blindness if not detected in time.

During the event, relevant officials from the Health Department distributed spectacles to elderly individuals, and appreciation certificates were presented to eye-related NGOs.

The Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department, Government of Manipur has initiated projects under a special provision of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) to provide income-generating opportunities for displaced individuals in the wake of Manipur crisis.

A total of 312 jobcardholders who are taking refuge at Ideal Girls College Relief Camp, Akampat, Imphal East will be working for 17 days under a special provision of MGNREGA Scheme on various activities, including renovation of irrigation channels and drains from Akampat to Gurumayum, which also includes the Ideal Girls College area under Torban Kshetri Wangma Gram Panchayat, Kshetrigao Block. Their wages will be transferred directly to their respective bank accounts.

Imphal East District Deputy Commissioner Khumanthem Diana, along with relevant officials, inspected the activities carried out by the displaced victims today. She expressed her commitment to provide income-generating opportunities to the inmates of the relief camp.

As part of the War on Drugs 2.0 initiative by the Manipur Government, a team from the Narcotics and Affairs of the Border Police (NAB) seized approximately 581 grams of suspected heroin powder from three miscreants at the roadside of Maphou Dam Road near the Forest Office in Napet Palli, Imphal East yesterday afternoon.

Arrested persons are Fullmoon Kashung, 37 years old, son of Tangamba Kashung, from Thangjingpokpi Village, Laikoiching, Kangpokpi District, C.T. Jackson, 43 years old, son of C.T. Simthar, resident of Kangsum Village, Kasom Khullen, Kamjong District and Ningshen Joy, 40 years old, son of Ningshen Yaoreingam, from Kangkhum Village, Nambasi Khullen, Kamjong District.

The team seized 45 soap cases containing the contraband concealed in two rice bags, a white-colored Bolero vehicle with registration number MN-03P-2470, three mobile phones and other items including documents of the arrested persons. They have been handed over to NAB Police Station along with the seized items. A case has been registered for further investigation.

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