The Tousem Area Students Organization (TASO) in Manipur’s Tamenglong district has urged the state chief minister N Biren Singh to provide La-Bike facilities in the Tousem areas.
Tousem is one of the remotest hill stations under Tamenglong district bordering Assam’s Haflong district.
On February 27, a mobile laboratory system fitted on motorcycles which is known as La-Bike was formally launched in Imphal to provide diagnostic facilities at the doorsteps.
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday launched a mobile laboratory bike (La-Bike) which can carry diagnostic facilities, at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) Imphal, said president Nehemiah Daime of TASO in a press release to media.
He said that this services would be available in the 85 primary health centres (PHC) throughout the State.
However, it is sad to learn that the present government once again denied the facilities to Tousem sub-division, TASO release claimed. Tousem is considered to be the most neglected sub-division in the State. It has experienced many ugly incidences and many lives were lost due to lack of such medical facilities.
“We urge the government to look into this matter seriously and reconsider it at the earliest,” the release stated.
It may be mentioned that a total of 20 La-Bikes are being provided in 20 public health clinics (PHC) located at hill and valley districts of the State which has as many as 85 PHCs for the first phase.
Such laboratory service would also be made available in the remaining 65 PHCs soon, says Chief Minister Biren at the formal launching function of the service at the main auditorium of JNIMS in Imphal East district.
Biren had said that the La-Bike has already started in some states of the country. Such portable equipment would be facilitating its laboratory services at the doorsteps of the people living in the remote and hilly areas of the State.