6 more hunger strikers hospitalized

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IMPHAL, Aug 27: Six women of the 8 hunger staging fast unto death at Sapormeina, were admitted today at around 2 pm at PHC Gamphajol said Dr. Pushpa Rai.

Among the striker the condition of one Hatlam Haokip is reportedly in critical condition. The hunger strike entered 12 days today.

As per information received from the Doctor of PHC, Gamphajol, the admitted strikers will be given intravenous fluid therapy.

Meanwhile, among 9 strikers who were hospitalized at Kangpokpi CHC, 3 persons were discharged today however they joint other fellow strikers to Kangpokpi Police Station.

The striker in a statement said that they are on ‘Fast Unto Death’ and not mean to take intravenous fluid therapy and others medicine which was forcefully given to them.

They better died by fasting if their demand is not fulfill, it further adds.

Meanwhile another striker Lhingchin Hangshing (53) was admitted at CHC Kangpokpi at around 7 pm whose condition is said to critical.

All together 7 hunger strikers are currently hospitalized at CHC, Kangpokpi while 6 remained at their place of striking.

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