IMPHAL, Oct 27 : Obser-ving that Moreh hospital is unable to function like a hospital while construction work at Moreh Gate No 2 is not satisfactory at all, community leaders of Moreh have decided to lodge complaints with the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary.
Though a number of equipment and machines have been installed in Moreh hospital since October 27, the hospital has been unable to function properly.
This matter and other issues were deliberated at length during a meeting of community leaders of Moreh at the office of Hill Tribal Council this morning.
The meeting decided to appeal to the Chief Minister to make Moreh hospital worthy of being a hospital.
Though ultrasound machine was installed in the hospital recently in addition to X-Ray machine and operation theatre already installed there, none of these machines have been ever put to use.
The meeting discussed the inconveniences faced by denizens of Moreh when nurses and Grade IV employees posted in Moreh Hospital left their stations.
It agreed on urging the Government to recruit locals as Nurses and Grade IV employees for the hospital.
The meeting also hailed the initiatives taken up by the Government to ensure free movement of transporters along Imphal-Moreh highway in the backdrop of the ongoing blockade and counter-blockade.
Deliberating on the need to enhance trade volume between Imphal and Moreh in view of the protracted blockades on highways connecting Manipur with other States, the community leaders decided to urge the Government to make necessary arrangements so that vehicles can leave Imphal for Imphal and vice-versa between 7 am and 12 noon everyday in place of the existing one-way system.
Another resolution of the meeting was increasing the number of security personnel detailed for ROP duty on Imphal-Moreh highway.
Regarding the construction work of Moreh Gate No 2 which would be an important gateway to Myanmar and beyond, the meeting decided to submit a memorandum to the Chief Secretary so that the gate is constructed strictly according to guidelines without any compromise on its qualitative aspect.
The meeting was attended by Hill Tribal Council president Jamang Haokip, Meetei Council Moreh president N Pulindro, Manipur Muslim Council Moreh president Md Hussain, Tamil Sangam general secretary Ravichandran and leaders of Bihari and Gorkha community leaders.
Source: The Sangai Express