Imp-Ukl road blocked over medical negligence
IMPHAL: Decrying the death of Yaikhom Gobin (29), son of Ingocha of Sekta Mayai Leikai who passed away at the medicine ward of JNIMS on Sunday due to alleged negligence of the doctors, locals of Sekta Mayai Leikai briefly closed down Imphal-Ukhrul road on Monday. However, after holding talks with the local MLA, the JAC called off the protest. According to reports, he JAC formed in connection with death, alleged that Gobin died due to negligence of the doctors at JNIMS. Demanding punishment of the guilty doctors, the locals came out and blocked Imphal-Ukhrul road at Pungdongbam Lamkhai which leads to Sekta on Monday morning. Upon receiving information of the protest, a team of Imphal East district police rushed to the area and tried to persuade the JAC to call off the road block. However, the JAC refused and continued to close down the road.
Later, Lamlai A/C MLA Ksh Biren arrived and talked to the agitators. The MLA then phoned CM N Biren in the presence of the protesters and relayed their demands. He further sought approval for a meeting between the CM and the JAC after the former’s return to Imphal on Tuesday.
Following the approval from CM Biren for a meeting, the JAC withdrew its protests till Wednesday.