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PM may visit Manipur in March

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla addressing a press conference in Imphal on Tuesday. – Correspondent
 IMPHAL, Jan 9 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Manipur in March to inaugurate a ‘Mobile air dispensary’ in the state in March.

 “I have requested the Prime Minister to inaugurate the mobile air dispensary service during his proposed visit to Manipur to inaugurate the Indian Science Congress (ISC),” says Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla.

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the 105th edition of the ISC here that has been organized by Manipur University March 16-20. The state Government is also likely to approach the PM to inaugurate the National sports university during the the visit.

Governor Heptulla has been making effort to introduce ‘mobile air dispensary’ service for far-flung areas of the North-east particularly in Manipur in the greater interest of the poor people. 

The mobile air dispensary, which will have a mobile dispensary in a helicopter equipped with all modern healthcare facilities. 

“Today, I am happy that Imphal is connected with direct flight from Delhi. It takes just two-and-a-half hour which means we are closer to Delhi,” Dr Heptulla told reporters here.

“I am quite sure that other airlines will also introduce their services soon,” she said.

During her stay in Delhi, Manipur Governor also requested the Civil Aviation Minister to start direct flights from Imphal connecting Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. In response, the minister also assured the Governor that they would try to extend the existing flights from Guwahati to Imphal provided availability of passengers.

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