Monday, May 29, 2023

Patton meets victims of Manipur violence


Nagaland deputy chief minister, Y Patton, visited the victims of Manipur violence, who were admitted at a private hospital in Kohima on Saturday and also extended financial aid.
Altogether eight patients (three in ICU) with severe injuries including bullet wounds are undergoing treatment at the hospital. Addressing the media after the visit, Patton said the patients were out of danger, adding that the hospital authorities were taking good care of the patients.
Patton disclosed that the evacuation exercise would continue as over 600 persons were stranded as of now. He said state government was taking special care of not only the students but also the citizens of Nagaland who were stranded there.
On the report of buses being stopped at Senapati, Patton said he had urged Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh to allow buses deployed for evacuation. He said Manipur CM had assured to protect Nagas settled in Manipur.
Terming the Manipur incident as “very unfortunate”, the deputy chief minster wished speedy recovery to the injured and urged the Manipur government to settle the issue once and for all.
Meanwhile, senior consultant surgeon, Dr Joel Ngullie, informed that on May 4, six patients were transferred to the hospital from Manipur, one more on Friday night and another on Saturday.
Dr. Ngullie said one patient passed away on the way to the hospital here.
He said patients that were brought in critical condition, but all of their conditions stabilised after being kept under observation.
He said the hospital conducted emergency surgeries on the day the patients were admitted and was ready for any surgery if required.
While most patients suffered bullet injury, the doctor informed that one patient suffered liver and kidney injuries.
The doctor disclosed that the hospital was equipped with facilities and manpower to treat more patients in case of emergencies.


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