NE students urge support for Manipur citizens in Delhi
NEW DELHI, May 7
The Manipur Students’ Association, Delhi (MSAD), Naga Students’ Union, Delhi (NSUD), and the Kuki Students’ Organisation, Delhi & NCR (KSO), have jointly written to Chief Minister N Biren to provide medical assistance to Manipur citizens who are in Delhi & NCR.
In the letter, the student bodies highlighted how Delhi & NCR are some of the most severely affected areas in the country adding that the said palces are also running short on Covid Care beds in hospitals and Covid Care Centres, Remdesivir vaccine, oxygen cylinders, ambulances and other medical provisions.
The letter read, “We are writing to you on behalf of the students and workers of Manipur in Delhi & NCR to apprise you about the ground realities in Delhi as a result of the second wave of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.”
Due to the non-availability of Covid Care beds and difficulty in accessing hospital beds, citizens of Manipur in Delhi, too, are resorting to home isolation, resulting in severe health problems and unfortunately some even losing their lives in recent months.
The student bodies from Manipur have been collaborating with other NGOs and concerned citizens and are actively engaging with the COVID-19 affected patients by providing necessary information on the availability of medicine, hospital bed, oxygen, etc. But owing to the limited resources available, they have not been able to respond to the ongoing crisis effectively.
“In order to augment the gap arising due to non-availability of oxygen and hospital beds, we would like to request your esteemed authority to kindly provide the following healthcare essential as an immediate response,” stated the letter by the student bodies.
The list of demands includes, 20-30 oxygen cylinders and other essential medical provisions to be made available in Manipur Bhavan for emergency cases.
One ambulance/vehicle to be stationed at Bhavan House for emergency response.
Form Emergency COVID-19 Response Team with Resident Commissioner/Deputy Resident Commissioner as Chair along with leaders of various student organizations as its member.
The letter sent by the student bodies also urged the Government of Manipur to act as a facilitator in reaching out to the Central government, as well as the respective State Governments where Manipur citizens are residing to provide equal assistance.