Updated 26 Jul 2022, 8:20 am
Civil society organisations in Kangpokpi have imposed a 24-hour total shutdown in Kangpokpi district as a mark of protest against shortages of healthcare staff at District Hospital Kangpokpi with effect from July 26 midnight. They threatened to intensify their protest if the government failed to address the matter.
The decision was taken at a joint meeting held in Kangpokpi District Headquarters on Monday.
The civil society organisations had served a four-day ultimatum to the state government and authorities concerned to fulfil their long pending demand of adequate staff nurses and other manpower as per the MGEL sanctioned posts in the district hospital.
KSO Sadar Hills general secretary Thangtinlen Haokip, on behalf of the CSOs Kangpokpi, said that the ultimatum served on the state government and the authorities concerned had expired on Monday with no response compelling them to take their own course of action.
“Therefore, we have decided to impose a 24-hour total shutdown from midnight of July 26 to midnight of July 27,” he asserted.
If the state government and the authority concerned failed to address the demand even during the imposition of the total shutdown, then various intense forms of agitation will be further taken up, he added.
He urged all like-minded people of the state and civil society organisations, intellectuals, etc. to understand the situation and render maximum support and cooperation in the largest interest of public health and medical issues.
He also appealed to the people of Kangpokpi district to extend assistance during the total shutdown for the cause of quality health services at the district hospital Kangpokpi.
First published:25 Jul 2022, 4:03 pm
KANGPOKPI district, Manipur