Manipur to launch ‘health for all’ scheme
Imphal, Sep. 22 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday reiterated that the government was all set to launch the ‘health for all’ scheme from the first week of October. Health workers will be visiting households at their doorstep to check up on health related issues whether it is hypertension, blood test, and even serious health problems like cancer test so that everybody can lead a healthy life.
The statement was made during his visit to Tamenglong district headquarters on Wednesday.
Accompanied by his council of ministers and MLAs, Biren Singh also inaugurated a number of projects worth INR 61.78 crore from different departments.
Addressing the inaugural function, he said “I’m really proud to see the land of Tamenglong district covered with forest. The main reason for visiting Tamenglong is to bring development and infrastructure for the people of Tamenglong.
“It will be scripted in the history of India where the people of Tamenglong did not take compensation for the construction of the road and donated the land for the development and for this reason I will stand and promise to develop Tamenglong at any cost”.
He also declared the upcoming Kaimai Railway Station along the state’s Imphal-Jiribam railway line as Rani Gaidinliu Railway Station besides promising a Rani Gaidinliu museum. Expressing his happiness over the news of granting GI tag for Tamenglong oranges, he said the tissue culture programme for the oranges of Tamenglong was also in the pipeline.
In the day’s even, he also distributed various materials, machinery, health (CMHT)cards, smart phones to college students, handloom manual machines to the selected beneficiaries under various government schemes.
In another tweet, he wrote, “Under the Go to Hills 2.0, I’m delighted to inaugurate one PSA Oxygen Plants each in Tamenglong District today along with Hon’ble Ministers, MLAs & Officials. With these plants in place, the people of the district will not face the problem of oxygen shortage in future.”
During his day long visit to the hill district headquarters, Biren Singh participated in a friendly football match between CM team and JTC (Joint Tribal Council) team at the newly regenerated football ground in the hill town, which is located about 150 km west of Imphal.
Sharing a short video of the match in his social media accounts, he said “it’s always good to be back on the football pitch, what’s even better is that, today’s match is the first match to be played on the revamped natural grass football ground of Tamenglong.”