The Meghalaya Youth Association Pune (MYAP) has requested Meghalaya Minister of Health and Family Welfare AL Hek to make arrangement of transport facility for the sick and extension of additional accessible rooms for common citizens in Meghalaya House at Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra.
In a memorandum to Minister Hek, Amsrang D Momin, President, MYAP stated that “the citizens of Meghalaya, who travel to Mumbai for medical treatments are often met with situations of inconvenience”.
Stating that insufficiency of rooms is a big concern, Momin stated, “It is inconvenient for a sick person to be staying in general dormitory and may cause equal inconvenience for the next person to be staying with the sick.”
“Mumbai is a huge city and as such travelling from Navi Mumbai to Central Mumbai and Western Mumbai is a problematic task especially for someone unfamiliar with the place,” stated MYAP President Momin, adding, “Travelling on cabs can be expensive and for a patient who is on a strict budget may be unaffordable. Also cabs are not a reasonable mode in times of emergencies.”
In order to ease the problems being faced by patients from Meghalaya in Mumbai, Momin stated, “It will be of general convenience and good of the people if the government can provide Meghalaya House, Vashi, Navi Mumbai with an ambulance facility, which can be accessible by the patients for their medical needs.”
For the convenience of room allocation, Momin also requested Minister Hek, “It will be helpful if additional extensions of rooms are constructed and facilitated and be used strictly for people with medical conditions.”