Min assures free medical benefits to drivers

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 14th Jan: Health and family welfare minister L Jayantakumar has stated that steps will be taken up to ensure that professional drivers of the state get free health/medical benefits from the government.
Drivers bring in essential commodities for entire people of the state under tiring circumstances but they are still ‘heroes’ un-recognised by the people, Jayantakumar said and lauded the role played by drivers for the society.
The minister was speaking at the 30th Drivers’ Day observance organised by All Manipur Road Transport Driver's and Motor Workers’ Union (AMRTDMWU) at ISBT, Khuman Lampak here Monday.
Attending as chief guest of the observance function, Jayantakumar said that the department concerned and government alone cannot fill all the lacunae in transport sector without the support and initiative of the drivers and public. He also stressed the need for close coordination among government and driver’s unions for initiating welfare schemes for drivers and providing rights commensurate to drivers.
Speaking at the function, AMRTDMWU general secretary Maimom Anil Meitei recalled incidents which led to sustained movement by drivers of the state in 1990 and observance of Driver’s Day every year since then. He also appealed to government to improve condition of NH-2 and NH-37 immediately so as to lessen suffering of drivers. STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL: Health and family welfare minister L Jayantakumar has stated that steps will be taken up to ensure that professional drivers of the state get free health/medical benefits from the government.
Drivers bring in essential commodities for entire people of the state under tiring circumstances but they are still ‘heroes’ un-recognised by the people, Jayantakumar said and lauded the role played by drivers for the society.
The minister was speaking at the 30th Drivers’ Day observance organised by All Manipur Road Transport Driver's and Motor Workers’ Union (AMRTDMWU) at ISBT, Khuman Lampak here Monday.
Attending as chief guest of the observance function, Jayantakumar said that the department concerned and government alone cannot fill all the lacunae in transport sector without the support and initiative of the drivers and public. He also stressed the need for close coordination among government and driver’s unions for initiating welfare schemes for drivers and providing rights commensurate to drivers.
Speaking at the function, AMRTDMWU general secretary Maimom Anil Meitei recalled incidents which led to sustained movement by drivers of the state in 1990 and observance of Driver’s Day every year since then. He also appealed to government to improve condition of NH-2 and NH-37 immediately so as to lessen suffering of drivers.


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