Communication bottleneck has been affecting the basic amenities in riverine areas of rural Lakhimpur, and this blockage has taken yet another life in the district.
Yakasi Mili died en-route to North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital while being carried horse- cart in Ghunasuti area in the district.
The incident took place on Sunday evening.
The non-existence of a proper motorable road and bridge over river Subansiri has been the biggest obstacle for all kinds of basic amenities in this riverine area where an incident like this is a recurring phenomenon.
On June 10, 2019, one Bobita Mili died at Mahatma Gandhi Model Hospital, Narayanpur in Lakhimpur district following the delay in her transportation due to non-existent roads in the riverine area of Chakiyal Chapori.
She was carried on a hand-pushed cart from her village and then on a boat crossing the Kachikota river causing the delay in getting emergency medical care.
A few days later on June 20, the body of a young girl Menaka, daughter of Debananda Doley, had to be carried on a jute bag to their village after she died on a country boat after returning from the hospital in North Lakhimpur in Moroliyaghat of Luit-Khabolu riverine area of Lakhimpur district.
On August 17, 2018, Sushil Kumar Payeng, a college teacher at Sri Sri Pitambar Deva Goswami College, Majuli, died while being taken from his village in Pathorichuk in riverine Luit-Khabolu area Lakhimpur on a hand cart to Garmur hospital following a stroke.
The hospital is situated 10 km away from the village and is separated by Luit stream.
In less than two months time on October 2018, Sushil’s father Sashidhar Payeng, a 70-year-old retired headmaster of a local school, died on a hand-oared boat when he was taken to the same hospital.
On September 12, a pregnant woman gave birth to a child on a boat amidst inclement weather while being transported to the hospital in Khabolu area of Lakhimpur district.
As many as 30 villages in the Ghunasuti and Lohit-Khabolu area in Lakhimpur district still not connected by roads either from North Lakhimpur or from Majuli due to which more than 30 thousand residents have been facing untold miseries.