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Meghalaya free medicine scheme needs to fight against drug mafia

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The newly approved Free Drug Policy of the Conrad Kongkal Sangma led Meghalaya government will surely be a blessing for the citizen of the state, particularly for the economically weaker sections of the society. The only fear is that will the proposed 72 items (medicines) be supplied to all government hospitals, Community Health Centres (CHCs), Public Health Centres (PHCs) and sub-centres across the eleven districts, be made available to the actual beneficiaries through the government hospitals and health centres or simply end up only in paper like so many other schemes in the state.
It may be reminded that these medicines will be made free of cost to the people of the state, which will be acquired through 90 per cent of the cost of the medicines will be borne by the National Health Mission (NHM) and 10 per cent by the state government.

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The world is in chaos due to climate change

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Nature is said to have always given back to the world based on the treatment, be it the fury of nature or pleasant atmosphere which all depend on how mankind abuse or conserves the environment. In an attempt to restore the Earth, Leaders of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, to be hosted in San Francisco- September 12-14, will bring together state and local governments, business and citizens from around the world to showcase climate action taking place. It also announced that the event will meet or exceed international sustainability standards for large events like concerts and conventions through actions, including waste reduction and other measures to limit the emissions.

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Will Free Drug Policy relieve the high cost of medication in Meghalaya

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
An announcement was made by Conrad Kongkal Sangma’s Cabinet on August 8, 2018 that Meghalaya’s residents will now be able to get free medicines in all public health centres spread across the state under the Free Drug Policy. Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong informed that under this policy, a total of 72 items (medicines) will be supplied to all government hospitals, Community Health Centres (CHCs), Public Health Centres (PHCs) and sub-centres across the eleven districts.
Tynsong also informed that these medicines will be made free of cost to the people of the state, which will be acquired through 90 per cent of the cost of the medicines will be borne by the National Health Mission (NHM) and 10 per cent by the state government.

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Materialistic society leads to depression as new companion of the youth

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The world has invested a huge amount of money to develop technology, machines or home appliances, of which gadgets are the latest entry, with just one aim to ease work load and make life easier. It has not been long since society has been enslaved by materialistic stuff as part of daily activities and in return we have lost the sense of human emotions and have turned most of the youth into introverts and people who are devoid of emotions.
Youth is considered the prime time of life, while youth are the actual strength of the nation and the support system for the elders in family. The daily unfolding of events be it for career, personal growth or discovering self potential, are the emotions being challenged every day, making this phase both memorable and risky when it comes to self-formation.

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In revisiting Residents Safety and Security Act MDA needs to explore Fundamental Duties

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Thomas Lim
Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong has assured that the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) led by National People’s Party (NPP) headed by Conrad Kongkal Sangma will re-look the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act, 2016, aimed at improving the safety and security of the residents of Meghalaya. He was speaking after the meeting between members of the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC), the state’s Law Minister, James K Sangma on August 6, 2018.
It may be reminded that Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act, 2016 was passed by the state government as part of the comprehensive mechanisms to check influx and illegal immigration into the state, it was necessitated after the prolong agitation by various Pressure Groups, NGOs, Civil Societies, Students union including the HYC.

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