‘NMC gives positive node for Churachandpur medical college’

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday informed the House that National Medical Commission (NMC) had given positive nod for Churachandpur Medical College to start functioning for 100 seats of MBBS from the Academic Session 2022..

The commission have asked the state government to submit necessary documents, Biren said.

The leaders of the House was informing the House admid a reply of calling attention motion raised by MLA K. Ranjit Singh on the 10th day of the second session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly.

Ranjit raised a calling attention regarding the custodial death of one goldsmith from Sagolband Kangabam Leikai on May 2. The chief minister said the state government had assured to provide a job to the next of kin of the deceased on humanitarian ground. The job appointment order would be given after taking a Cabinet decision by the end of this month.

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Works and youth affairs and sports minister Govindas Konthoujam replying to the starred questions raised by MLA Paolienlal Haokip, informed the House that the state government had started process for construction of government quarters having multi-storey buildings at different locations to overcome the shortage of accommodation facility to be provided to elected members of the Assembly and government employees.

On a starred question raised by MLA Ram Muivah, regarding the dilapidated condition of Youth Hostel building, Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK), Ukhrul, the minister informed that most of the youth hostels are maintained by NYK and added NYK state director had already sent a proposal and subsequent reminders to ministry of youth affairs and sport for major repairing of the same. The government would try to renovate the building once the approval is accorded by the ministry, he assured.

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Rural development and Panchayati Raj minister Yumnam Khemchand Singh, answering to starred question raised by MLA K. Ranjit Singh, stated that the central government had disbursed fund amounting to Rs 756.49 crore for MGNREGS for the year 2022-23 on June 23, 2022.

Relief and disaster management minister Awangbow Nemai informed the house that the department had provided assistance to the victims of flood occurred in 2017 in Lilong AC. He continued that 195 victims had already received assistance while 3,198 are yet to receive the same. He was replying to a starred question raised by the MLA Md. Abdul Nasir.

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Medical health and family welfare minister Dr Sapam Ranjan, while replying to starred questions raised by MLA Ram Muivah said the work agency for the construction of CHC at Nongada (Napet Palli) is Manipur Development Society and the overall physical progress is 90 percent. He further informed that 1.25 acres of land for the same was donated by local people while purchase of another piece of land measuring 0.75 acre is under process.

Leishangthem Susindro Meitei, who is in-charge of the public health engineering department, informed the house that the number of water supply projects/schemes constructed in Imphal West District is 87. Out of this 26 have been completed and 61 are ongoing. He was replying to a starred question raised by MLA Kh. Joykisan Singh.

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