Moreh to petition CM [The Sangai Express]

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


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Border immunisation programme @ Moreh [The Sangai Express]

Imphal, Oct 25: As a part of MCUP-11, a medical team of Primary Health Centre, Moreh led by its District Immunisation Officer Dr S Priyokumar Singh carried out mass immunisation programme at 12 villages under New Samtal and Molcham divisions from October 22 till 24, said a statement.
It is informed that the Moreh PHC team also comprising of External Monitor Dr Ng Tomba Singh, MO Ayush Dr Kh Shantikumar Singh along with support staff of PHC and BPMU Moreh, reached the border villages namely New Samtal and Molcham through Myanmar road.

Unlike the past, the Myanmar authorities did not allow vehicles of the PHC team to ply on the Myanmar side, but permitted the team to hire vehicle from Myanmar in order to reach the villages, the statement said.

with the Myanmar vehicle dropping before reaching the designated villages, the team had to walk for about 4 kms to reach the destination along with the huge cold box, medicine and other essential commodities.

Since it was difficult to carry the Cold box, medicine and other essential commodities a bullock cart had to be hired for carrying these items to reach the village, it informed adding that inspite of facing great difficulties measles immunisation, routine immunisation, free medical and AYUSH camps. It further stated that a total of over 442 children and large number of adults were covered by the team.

Source: The Sangai Express

Integrated Check Post (ICP) on Indo Myanmar boundary – Construction work likely to begin before elections [The Sangai Express]

IMPHAL, Oct 19: Cons-truction of Integrated Check Post (ICP) on Indo-Myanmar boundary is likely to begin before the elec-tions scheduled early next year.

The Government of India has been planning to build 13 ICPs along its international borders.

The other areas identified for building ICPs in- clude Swanku and Rakaul on Indo-Nepal border, Atari in Punjab along Indo-Pakistan border, one each in Meghalaya and Tripura on Indo-Bangladesh border.

For building these Integrated Check Posts under Border Management division of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Government has earmarked Rs 635 crores as initial outlay during the 11th Plan period.

On the other hand, the Government of Manipur has already acquired 45.50 acres of land for building ICP at Moreh along Indo-Myanmar border.

Moreover, due compensation has also been paid to the land owners.

Even as the area of 45.50 acres was handed over to Assam Rifles last year, construction work of the ICP has not been taken up till date.

According to the archite-ctural design, the first pha- se of the Moreh ICP would have pavements, buildings and sheds including internal services, external servi- ces, systems and equipment, security wall/fencing and decorative/security gate.

During the second phase, the State Government has been proposing to take up constructing works of immigration department building, local police building including rooms for wo- men squad, Customs preventive building in addition to Customs building, Forest building, Narcotics and Drug Control department building, postal department building, barrack, counter with ATM facility, Telecom building and animal quarantine building.

In connection with the proposed construction of 13 ICPs, Border Management Secretary of the Mi- nistry of Home Affairs convened a meeting this morning.

Commerce and Industries Principal Secretary O Nabakishore and Planning Department Joint Director Kulkarni represented Mani-pur at the meeting.

O Nabakihsore informed The Sangai Express that M/ Rites Limited may complete the tender process within the next 15 days and foundation stone of the ICP may be laid before the assembly elections.

He further informed that the components of the ICP proposed by the State Government for the second phase have not been finalised.  The meeting concentrated more on initiating the first phase, conveyed the Principal Secretary.

Source: The Sangai Express

Altogether 1350 Children vaccinated against measles on opening day of MCUP at Moreh [Imphal Free Press]

By Our Moreh Correspondent

MOREH, October 11: A Measles Catch Up Programme, MCUP was started at Moreh under the leadership of Dr S Priyokumar Singh, district immunization officer, Moreh on October 17.

During the opening day, students of two schools located at Moreh, namely St. George Eng School and Moreh Government Hr Sec School were vaccinated.

Other than the two schools, children were vaccinated at temporary booths opened at the Primary Health Centre Moreh and Moreh Hospital.

Altogether 1350 children were vaccinated at Moreh while another 1173 childrens were vaccinated at tengnoupal during the opening day of the programme.

An interaction programme which was attended by state monitors, State Immunization Officer Dr. Ibechoubi Devi along with the DIO and staffs nurses was also held during the opening day of the programme at 2pm.

Meanwhile, during the second day of the programme on October 18, students of five schools will be vaccinated.

The programme will also be taken into bordering villages of Molcham, New Samthal and SI Changpol on October 22 if the Myanmar government allows using their roads to reach the villages, stated Dr S. Priyokumar.

Source: Imphal Free Press

Assam Rifles chips in mite for NH-102 management

A stretch of the Imphal-Moreh route

A stretch of the Imphal-Moreh route

IMPHAL, Oct 11: The 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) today organised a seminar at Pallel under the objective of providing a common platform for agencies concerned in sharing expertise towards effective management of National Highway 102.

Rechristened recently, NH-102 connects the commercially important town of Moreh with Imphal.

a PRO IGAR (S) release, listing representatives of various departments such as NCB, Customs, Manipur Police, forest & Wildlife, state  Taxation Department and IB, involved in management of National Highways, as participants of the seminar conveyed that all speakers spoke in detail to educate others regarding the functional capabilities and challenges of all concerned agencies.

The common platform provided by the seminar would provide necessary cohesion and synergy in future operations, making the management of NH very effective, the PRO expressed.

Highlighting that NH 102 sustains about 25 percent trade with Myanmar thus making it the lifeline of Manipur for trade from South East Asian, the PRO noted that being the only road link to the border town the route is also exploited by various anti-national elements to transport men and war like stores to Imphal valley.

Moreover, a host of contraband drugs, wildlife produce and timber are smuggled by unscrupulous traders through this stretch with substantial amount of money generated from smuggling activities contributing to acts of sabotage in the State, the PRO maintained.

Source: The Sangai Express

Daily News Digest – Imphal Free Press – 03 October 2011



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Schools assistant inspector caught allegedly siphoning off mid-day rice

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282 vehicles reach Imphal from Moreh under heavy security provision

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Daily News Digest – Hueiyen Lanpao – 01 October 2011



A contingent of girls taking part in the march past as part of the Lamyanba Irawat birth anniversary observation

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‘Role of NGOs, health workers in eradicating TB important’

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