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Security men at schools, health centres temporary arrangement: CM

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Imphal, Mar 1: Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh today informed the state Assembly that the government has deployed security forces at schools and health clinics owing to the law and order situation.

Mr Singh assured the House that the government would make an alternate arrangement so that health services and education were not affected.

He was replying to a call attention motion by N Sovakiran.

The chief minister said a large number of security personnel have been deployed at government offices, health centres and schools but it was only a temporary arrangement.

Raising the issue N Sovakiran said, at Nongpok Sekmai in Thoubal district, the primary health centre was closed down as it was occupied by Border Security Force jawans.

The Chief Minister, replying to a question raised by L Ibomcha, said the state Chief Secretary had been instructed to complete all formalities required to meet the demands of the disabled persons in the state.

He said reservations for disabled persons in Grade III and IV had been enforced and the government would try its best to enforce Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, at the earliest.

Replying to a question raised by Dr S Buddhichandra, Mr Singh informed that Rs 1 lakh would be paid to the families of the two persons killed in a blast at Thanbal Bazar here.

The chief minister added that investigation was on to identify the Army personnel involved in the death of a man in Imphal after being hit by an Army casper vehicle, replying to a query raised by Mr N Bihari Singh.

UNI

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