People of Tungou/Ringui village in Manipur's Ukhrul district are facing lack of proper healthcare facilities. The village has a Primary Health Sub Centre (PHSC), however they have remained deprived of benefit due to absence of staff at the health facility. Ringui, village is located about 62 km from Imphal, the capital of Manipur.
A team of Citizen's Radio visited the village recently. Ringui village has not been able to get any facilities despite various healthcare facilities provided by the state government for the remote areas, a villager told Citizen's Radio. Neither doctor nor nurse were available at the lone health facility of this village. The villagers expressed dismay over the poor medical care in the village. Besides, the poor road connectivity in Ringui has hit the life of the villagers. The village has no private transportation system.
A Primary Health Centre (PHC) is located at Lambui, about 20 km from Ringui. Doctors and nurses are available at this PHC. Ringui villagers have to travel 3-4 hours to reach this PHC, a villager said.
Voices: Deepa shamurailatpam, Ningthoukhongjam Rajesh
Interview: Makang Semmi (Tumgou/ Ringui Villager)
Online Editor: Ningthoukhongjam Tutu Raja
Music: "Burn Your Village to the Ground" by A Tribe Called Red.
Indigenous Languages: Manipuri
Format: Indigenous Voice
Radio Series: Citizens' voice