Manipur House for patients opened in Delhi

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 10, 2018: “Manipur House”, an affordable accommodation centre for patients and their caretakers coming to Delhi for treatment is opened at Vasant Kunj, near Fortis hospital.

The accommodation centre was established by United Living Trust an organisation based in Delhi. It was formed recently in January and it has been actively provided social platforms for people of the state even before the formation of the trust.

Secretary of the ULT, Anand Wangkhem said in a press conference at Manipur Press Club that the house is well maintained and residential accommodation for patients with basic minimum facilities at affordable rates.

There are two bedded rooms, one accommodates two patients and two caretakers at the rate of Rs. 3,000 per month and single bedded rooms accommodating one patient and two caretakers at Rs. 6,000 per month, he said. Food is not provided as patient’s diets are not the same said Ananad.

The house was opened on February 10. It has a capacity of accommodating 15 patients in total. We have plans to open 50-bedded house by next year, he added.

Chairperson of Manipur House, Laimayum Khulna said the charitable venture will also help patient’s family to coordinate with the concerned hospital, and the authorities in need without any additional charges.

Anand appealed the state government support in the venture. He said Sikkim House, situated near AIIMS, is fully funded by state government and charge only Rs. 900 per month.“Sikkim is a smaller than Manipur, if Sikkim can provide this much assistance to its people, why can’t our state?” Aanad asked.

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