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Bad road, lack of suitable vehicles & adequate man-power are some major stumbling blocks for the success of Covid-19 Vaccination drive in Kamjong District; Covid Vaccination is still a distant dream for villagers under Sahamphung Sub-Division 
 
Among the hill districts of Manipur, Kamjong district is one of the most deprived districts in many aspects. Apart from lack of adequate Police personnel to check Law & Order situation, Doctors, Nurses and Health Care Workers, Kamjong District is not even equipped with necessary district admin vehicles for public welfare usage. Such inadequacies retard the progress of the district and especially hinder covid vaccination drive amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Facing various inconveniences, relevant authorities are making their best efforts to reach out covid vaccine to the residents of these far flung areas. 
 
Manipur government created Kamjong district which consists of 4 sub-divisions out of Ukhrul district on December 8, 2016. The district, sized around 2 thousand square kilometre is of hilly terrain with no proper roads till date to connect its inhabitants. Lack of proper infrastructure like health care centres, man power and good road has been even more challenging especially in these tough times of coronavirus pandemic, when the government is making due efforts to vaccinate all the eligible beneficiaries in the state.
There are around 36 Thousand eligible beneficiaries above the age of 18 in this fairly sized district of about 140 villages spread across four sub-divisions of Kamjong Sub-Division, Kasom Sub-Division, Phungyar Sub-Division and Sahamphung Sub-Division. District Administration Kamjong under the initiative of Phungyar MLA K.Leishiyo has been making earnest efforts for days on in reaching out Covid-19 vaccination drive in villages under Kasom, Phungyar and Kamjong Sub-Divisions. However, they are still unable to reach out vaccination drive to residents of villages under Sahamphung Sub-Division till date due to the obvious lack of electricity and pathetic road condition.
 
Challenging the pathetic road, lack of proper health centers, adequate vehicles and man power in the district, Phungyar MLA K Leishiyo is making relentless efforts along with Kamjong District DC and doctors, day and night to reach out Covid-19 vaccination drive to the residents of these remote villages in his constituency. But misconceptions about the vaccine have taken control over the ignorant villagers' minds and many are still unwilling to get vaccinated. One of the journeys included a visit to Chahong village, located 135 kilometres away from the Imphal City. Though, health officials administered Covid-19 Vaccine to many beneficiaries in Chahong Khullen, only 4 people of Chahong Chingthak were willing to get the vaccine shots even after more than an hour of raising awareness on the benefits of Covid-19 vaccination. While, none from the neighbouring villages of Phalung and K. Langli came out to get vaccinated. On the positive note, some villagers of Maku were willing to get vaccine shots after an awareness program was held for them.
 
It is a known fact that bad road connectivity in the remote areas of the state is a stumbling block in carrying out successful Covid-19 vaccination drive for the remote dwellers. Government should provide adequate man-power and suitable vehicles to drive through the rough terrains to reach out COVID-19 vaccine to the villagers. It is equally important for the relevant authorities and health officials including doctors to raise effective awareness to clear away any myths or doubts about the vaccine itself and encourage people to get inoculated against COVID-19 .
 
 
 
Published in News
Saturday, 24 July 2021 15:02

NPF-BJP, TO BE OR NOT TO BE?

NPF Manipur Unit all set to field candidates in 12 Hill Assembly Constituencies; NPF-BJP alliance time will tell, says MLA K.Leishiyo

Naga People’s Front (NPF) Manipur Unit is all set to field its candidates in 12 Hill Assembly Constituencies for the upcoming 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly Elections, 2022. Treasurer of NPF Manipur Unit and Phungyar MLA Leishiyo Keishing, who is also the Chairman of Hills Area Committee disclosed the same in an exclusive interview with Impact News today.

Phungyar MLA Leishiyo, however didn't divulge anything on whether NPF Manipur Unit and BJP will form any Pre-Poll or Post-poll alliance or not. He brushed aside the topic by stating that leaders of the two parties will discuss on it when time comes. Meanwhile, the MLA asserted that the party will leave no stone unturned to win as many seats possible in the upcoming election. He expressed hopes that NPF will win at least 10 seats.

It is worth mentioning that 4 candidates who had won the 11th State Assembly Elections of 2017"on NPF Tickets are still supporting the BJP led Coalition State government. On the other hand, as with every elections, there are chances of MLAs switching their political parties and the same holds true for MLAs of the hill assembly constituencies.

Meanwhile, the NPF leader also stressed on the need for every eligible beneficiaries to get inoculated against Covid-19 to curb further spread of coronavirus in the State. He has taken a major role in raising awareness about the benefits of getting COVID-19 vaccine shots and in ramping up vaccination drive in the remote areas of his constituency.

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