Imphal: Manipur governor La. Ganesan on Friday visited Sugnu in Kakching district and had an Interaction programme with MLAs, district level officers, Pradhans, civil society orginisations and general public.
The programme organised by District Administration Kakching district was held at Chingtam community hall, Sugnu. On his maidan visit, people expressed their happiness as this was the first time a governor of Manipur ever visited the district.
During the interaction, people share their grievances about facing shortage of doctors and staffs at their primary health centre, and lack of infrastructure at their hospital. Shortage of teachers in government schools, pathetic road conditions and lack of women police. CMO Kakching informed that 79% of the district population has been vaccinated.
Replying to the grievances of the people, the governor assured all that whatever problems that have been highlighted by the public, DLOs, CSOs as well as the representatives of the constituencies, the related and important matters will be referred to the state government for taking immediate necessary action. About the pathetic road conditions, the governor said, “We need to wait patiently for completion of road construction, as of now road construction is still in progress.”
The governor said that he feels immense pleasure to interact with one of the most important sub-divisions of Manipur valley. Although he had interacted earlier with district level officers, this is the first time for him to visit this sub-division, he added.
The governor made an appeal to all sections of the society to get vaccinated, which is the best way to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic. “We may not be able to eradicate this dreaded disease forthwith but we will be able to keep it under control.” Therefore, to keep under control and prevent it, vaccination is a must. The relentless efforts of health workers and front-line warriors are indeed commendable and praiseworthy by one and all, he added.
The Government of India has already committed to eliminating TB from the soil of India by 2025, he said and appealed to conduct a survey within this district to find out the number of TB patients and report to the concerned department so as to enable them to carry out appropriate remedial measures.
To contain and prevent drugs for which the state government has already started taking action against the poppy plantation which was welcomed by one and all the people of Manipur from both valley and hills districts, he said.
He said he was disappointed to learn that the number of drug users among the youth is increasing manifold during the last few months. This can be prevented with collective efforts including the like-minded civil society organisations and general public.
The state government has already taken up massive tree plantation programmes in the state, but shocked to learn that a few sections of our people resisted tree plantation programmes at few places which is a bad precedent. This is not in the interest of a few sections of the society, but it is in the interest of the people of the globe as well and appeals to all both the valley and hills not to resist this philanthropic job in the future, the governor said.
The government has banned the use of plastic from July 1. Everybody should co-operate in banning the use of plastic in your localities, he added.
He said Swachh Bharat Mission, a clean India campaign is the responsibility of all. Cleanliness would keep everyone happy and healthy in all respects physically, mentally, socially and intellectually by reducing the chance of diseases and hope that this will continue on regular basis here also.
The governor had an interaction programme with DLOs of Kakching at Sugnu Municipal Council.
The Interaction programme was attended by Dr. Radheshyam Yumnam, MLA 38 Hiyanglam A/C, K.Ranjit Singh MLA 39 Sugnu A/C and Somorjit Salam, deputy commissioner of Kakching among others.