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The Governor said that poor road connectivity often hampered tribals in the hill districts from getting modern and timely medical attention

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Imphal, November 19, 2016: Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah has disclosed that her proposal for flying doctors and dispensaries will be finalised by the Centre as soon as helicopter services were introduced in the state.

Heptullah disclosed this on Friday at the inauguration of the first open heart surgery in Sky hospital here.

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She said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed her that the matter would be entrusted to the Ministry Of Development Of North Eastern Region (DoNER) for necessary action.

In view of the remoteness of the hill districts and poor road connectivity the Centre was planning to introduce helicopter services in Manipur.

The aerial service was already available in Meghalaya, Nagaland and some other Northeast states.

The Governor said that poor road connectivity often hampered tribals in the hill districts from getting modern and timely medical attention.

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“Besides, doctors and paramedics who were from other parts of the state hardly stayed in the hospitals. This was primarily due to the absence of residential facilities,” she added.

She said, “First I came to know of the flying doctors and dispensaries in Australia. Doctors and paramedics are flown to remote and hard to access farms for immediate treatments there. This could be arranged for the hill people also.”

If need be, the patients could also be shifted to places where there were better medical facilities via aerial support, she added.

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Heptullah said that there were reports of increasing number of persons with heart diseases. She felt that it was due to the new unhealthy life style.

Shyam Kishore of Sky hospital was performing the open heart surgeries in Manipur for the first time. (IANS)

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  • Anna Hazare called off his hunger strike after government’s assurance
  • He fasted in Delhi’s Ramlila Ground
  • He fasted against unfair crop prices, electoral policies and Lokpal appointments

Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday called off his hunger strike in support of his demands as the Central government sought six months to deal with his demands on fair crop prices, Lokpal appointment and electoral reforms.

Anna Hazare wants government to finish corruption completely and take steps in the right direction. Wikimedia Commons

“The government has agreed to demand on crop prices and agreed to take steps on the appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states as soon as possible,” Hazare said as he announced that he was going to break his fast.

Hazare said he had been assured regarding the new electoral reforms and implementation of the M.S. Swaminathan Committee report to address the agrarian crisis in the country.

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“The governments are meant for the public and it is government’s responsibility to provide the best service to its people,” he said.

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Hazare launched his agitation in support of his demands at the Ramlila Maidan here on March 23. Earlier, he had launched a movement against corruption in 2011. IANS