RNSOM appeals to improve healthcare facilities in hill districts

RNSOM said that the death of Kanpatliu Kamei, wife of Roshan Balang, who died carrying her unborn baby on August 6, is an absolute example of failure in the medical sector of the state.

 

Rongmei Naga Students’ Organisation Manipur (RNSOM) has strongly condemned the demise of a young expectant mother due to alleged denial of treatment by hospitals and appealed the authority concerned for improvement in the system of health care sector particularly in the hill districts.

A release issued on Saturday said that the death of Kanpatliu Kamei, wife of Roshan Balang, who died carrying her unborn baby on Thursday, is an absolute example of failure in the medical sector of the state. The fact of not getting any support despite begging for medical assistance at different hospitals located at Imphal is a shame to the medical fraternity, it added.

The release continued that several untold and unpublished tragedies had already been witnessed in the hill districts and remote areas due to unavailability of medical facilities and infrastructures. The people of hill districts are much challenged in seeking medical treatment unlike the people of Imphal, it added.

Stating the poor condition of health care service in hill districts, it stated that presently there are adequate doctors and other medical staff in most of the community health centres and primary health centres of the hill districts. Such shortage has caused several unreported tragedies in the hill districts.

In the release, RNSOM has appealed to the authorities concerned to send adequate doctors and other health professionals to Tamenglong, Nungba, Longmai, and Khoupum at earliest.

First Published:Aug. 9, 2020, 12:34 p.m.