---- Editorial ----
Ray of hope
The news of the inauguration of new Tertiary Cancer Centre at Tomo Riba Institute
of Health & Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) Naharlagun has come as huge relief to the people
of state. Inaugurated on Monday by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein the new centre
will immensely benefit the poor people of Arunachal. Earlier cancer patients had
to go outside the state for treatment which is very costly affair. Also the state
government has allocated Rs 3 crores to provide free chemotherapy to APST cancer
patients in the new centre.
These are appreciable steps and one can only hope that government will continue
to give topmost priority to health sector. With medical college slated to start functioning
from 2018 academic session onwards, things definitely looks bright. But government
will have to really be strict with the quality control. No compromise should be made
while constructing new infrastructures for the medical college. The appointment
of staff and faculties should be done as per the laid down norms. Also the new Tertiary
Cancer Centre should be properly maintained by the authorities. This centre is a
ray of hope for the cancer patients of the state and it is the duty of health department
to ensure that it provides best treatment to the patient. Health department should
explore possibilities of coordinating with prominent hospitals of the country in
order to develop Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences as top health institute
of the country.
---- Readers Forum ----
Ban Gau Rakshak
Your editorial, "Ban cow vigilante group" published on April 8 has rightly said,
"Democratic country like India has no place for illegal and anti-social element like
cow vigilante group." Innocent and poor people have routinely been attacked and tortured
by the goons of Gau Rakshaks since 2015.
They have done a great damage to India's image in a series of deadly events from
Dadri in UP to Una in Gujarat and now at Alwar in Rajasthan. These so called Rakshaks
(protectors) are actually Rakshasas (demons) who are out there to tarnish our fabric
of fraternity. Such groups should be banned.
An appeal to APPSC
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to place my request before
the members of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). It has been observed
that the commission is busy in seeking consent from abc as a response to RTI filed
by xyz candidate. Till now I have received many RTI ‘consent’ letter from the commission
and many more are anticipated. Many of such RTI include seeking detail marks statements
of recently concluded A.E (civil) examination. If I’m not wrong APPSC follows the
UPSC norms in recruitment process.
UPSC make the mark statement public after successful completion of recruitment process
as they choose to be transparent in recruitment process and also the marks of qualified
students will set a bench mark for the aspiring candidates in upcoming examinations.
So, instead of getting into trouble in sending and receiving consent from so many
people at least make the mark statements public in APPSC website as a measure to
show transparency and also to help aspiring candidate for next battle.
Bar Kapa Dui
Waiting for scholarship money
Through your esteemed daily, I on behalf of the students of Arunachal University
of Studies Namsai, would like to seek clarification regarding non issuance of scholarship
money. We are the students of BA 2nd semester in Arunachal University of Studies
and we have applied for scholarship under the programme of Arunachal Pradesh Directorate
of Higher and Technical Education during the time of our admission.
In pursuance of our concern we have also approached the concern department of the
university but we are yet to get any concrete clarification and information. Hence,
we feel we are highly neglected and are in immense confusion.
Therefore, through your daily we seek clarification and suggestions from the concern
government agencies for which we shall remain thankful.
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