MHRC asks director of health for report on supply of substandard medical kits

TMB Report

IMPHAL: The Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) has knocked the door of Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) drawing its attention on the case registered against individuals and firm who had supplied faulty items and substandard medical kits to Directorate of Health, Manipur. 

Taking serious note of the matter, the MHRC has taken up a complaint case no 57 of 2020. It is said that the complaint petition was taken up in connection with the petition dated 05.05.2020 filed by the president of KSA N. Chetan.

Proceeding further it mentioned that the KSA had drawn attention of MHRC regarding the registration of case against the people and firm who had supplied faulty items and substandard medical kits to the Directorate of Health, Manipur as we are in the war against the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. Amid this emergency situation some individuals and their firm took advantages of the situation by supplying substandard medical kits. So this kind of action done by these people during this critical situation in the state people cannot be taken lightly as their deeds hurt people sentiment and can have disastrous consequences if the virus infects more people of the state and the condition can become worst when treating the positive patients with such substandard medical kits. The KSA has drawn the attention of the commission to consider the matter in the interest of public stating the aforementioned points as its arguments.

In the view of the Commission, the complaint petition was made out a prima facie use for inquiry under Section 12 of the Protection of the Human Rights Act, 1993. The MHRC has asked the director of the health to take up immediate appropriate legal action as per law and submit a detailed report to this commission on or before May 27, 2020.

The Commission has sent a copy of this proceeding along with the complaint petition to the director of health for his compliance. 

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