P Chidambaram to visit Manipur over economic blockade

P Chidambaram
New Delhi, Nov 2: Home Minister P Chidamabaram will visit Manipur on Wednesday for the 94th day of the economic blockade. It has become difficult to get essential commodities like oxygen cylinders in Manipur.

 The government agreed to the kuki's demand of granting Sadar hills, however, two national highways are still blocked. The Naga groups have threatened that they will make the protests more intensified.

Due to the economic crisis, Sija hospital is facing an acute shortage of medical supplies like oxgyen, IV drips and some essential medicines.

Jogendra, superintendent of Sija Hospital was quoted as saying,"We don't know if we will be able to proceed day after tomorrow. Tomorrow we can but I don't know what will happen the next day."

He added that medicine companies have stopped sending their supplies. The hospitals are sending private vehicles to get medicines, but even then there is a big question mark if the vehicle will return or not. Jogendra is facing the worst period of his medical career.

Hospitals are not admitting any more patients, so that the already admitted critical patients get sufficient oxgyen.

"I am terrified to think what will happen tomorrow. Oxygen is in short supply. Whatever be the cause, let all essential commodities be allowed to go freely," said Thoiba, brother of a patient.

M Gambing was quoted as saying,"The hospital is only 15 km away, but I had to pay thrice the amount to the ambulance. Everything is so expensive, medicines are so expensive. We don't know how we will manage."

Meanwhile, the patients and families are praying for their proper health care and they want a state where they can breathe freely.

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