Members of All Manipur Health Services Doctor’s Association, Manipur called on the Governor Anusuyia Uikey at the Raj Bhavan and submitted a memorandum to the Governor.
Highlighting their demands, the doctors said, the superannuation age of doctors in Manipur should be increased to 65 from 62. Non-Practising Allowance should be given to doctors, service rules should be amended and their service conditions should be improved. Several requests have been made to the concerned authorities even to the chief minister, but no visible action has been seen, they said.
The Governor, while assuring them to extend support, said that she will talk to the chief minister to address their grievances at the earliest, as per the Raj Bhavan.
Maheswar Thounaojam, National Secretary, RPI(A), along with one member called on the Governor and apprised of the prevailing post violence situation in the state. He said, there has been a conflicting situation in the State and the people are suffering.
Citing the incident of killing a police officer in Moreh in the last few days, he said, the present situation is mainly because of external aggression with the involvement of foreign terrorists and the Central leaders have also acknowledged it. Many cases of violating ground rules by Kuki militants are being seen and it is high time to take a concrete step to end the conflict, he said.
Maheshwar also raised the issue of poppy cultivation, which, he said, was a major threat to the people in the State. He also raised the issue of kidnapping and killing of two students whose video went viral on social media, the Raj Bhavan said.
The Governor said, efforts are on to bring back peace and normalcy in the State. Central and State governments are in touch with intelligence agencies to chalk out plans and appropriate security measures are already in place to avoid further eventualities. Governor said, hatred among the two communities should be removed to mend the trust deficit and all should come forward for discussion.
Five members of the Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board, Imphal also called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan this evening and invited her to the temple.
They invited the Governor to attend the cultural workshop which will be organised in collaboration with Manipur University of Culture from November 11-26, 2023, and the Governor happily agreed to their request, the Raj Bhavan said.
Governor also felicitated the temple board members by presenting a shawl and memento.