IMPHAL, July 6 (NNN): Malaria has claimed the life of a class-8 student of Hamai English School at Tamei under Tamenglong district on July 3 and there has been rising number of patients at Tamei Primary Health Centre (PHC) but due to absence of doctors the situation is getting worse, according to Zeliangrong Students Union-Tamei Area (ZSU-TA).
Malaria and other diseases are affecting the Tamei sub division but in want of doctors the plight of the patients is mounting by the day, rued Pougaibou, convenor of ZSU-TA. He also said that at least there should be five doctors posted at the Tamei PHC but that was not done.
“The transfer order of the only doctor who is posted at the Tamei PHC has also been issued adding to the woes of the people,” Pougaibou further narrated.
Meanwhile, the convenor of ZSU-TA has threatened to resort to serious forms of agitation along the national highways in collaboration with other students’ bodies if the required number of doctors is not posted at the Tamei PHC by the state government.
“Time and again we have been requesting the concerned authorities to post doctors at the PHC but to no avail,” Pougaibou said. The student leader also said that the whole sub division of Tamei is depending on the Tamei PHC “but the state government continues to show its callous and indifferent attitude towards the people of Tamei sub division.”