Saturday, October 8, 2022

Mkg youth bodies decry deplorable IMDH road


Expressing displeasure over deplorable state of roads leading to Dr. Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH), the youth bodies of four wards (Penli, Majakong, Lijaba Lijen and Artang) under Mokokchung town Tuesday have immediate repair of district hospital road.
In a joint representation to the DC Mokokchung, the presidents of the four youth associations stated that the poor condition of IMDH road starting from the main Police Point till Sewak Gate junction, measuring about 2km, was not only causing inconveniences to the regular commuters, but also posing immense health risks to the sick and needy travelling to the hospital for medical attention.
They said that the hospital could be reached by road from two directions i.e. from Police Point and from Sewak Gate sides, but both roads were under “utterly deplorable conditions” at the moment.
Asserting that the roads need immediate repaired by any means possible, they said that residents of the four wards have been repairing the road from time to time on their own as the concerned authority have always turned a blind eye to “this most vital road” for reasons best known to them.
Stating that they have run out of patience, the youth bodies have, therefore, appealed to the authority to ensure that the whole stretch of the hospital road was repaired immediately.
They also cautioned that failure on the part of the authority concerned would amount to apathy towards public welfare and safety.
The youth bodies further warned that they would resort to their own course of action, to demonstrate their dissatisfaction, if the road was not repaired immediately as demanded.