MHRC seeks report from govt on death of nurse, mining tragedy

Shillong, Jun 7: The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has taken cognizance of the case filed by the Meghalaya Pradesh Mahila Congress on the death of a pregnant nurse of Ganesh Das Hospital Manisha Turnia and also registered a case on the death of five miners in Umpleng, East Jaintia Hills.

The victim was 24 weeks pregnant. Joplin Shylla the president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Mahila Congress has alleged that the negligence and the over zealousness of the hospital authority to disengage the nurse from duties led to her death due to ill health.

On the other hand on the issue of the trapped miners, the Commission registered a case after a neighbour of one of the trapped miner filed a complaint stating that the families have been denied to visit the place where the accident occurred.

The Commission reminded the state of the Article 21 of the Constitution that states, “No person shall be deprived of his/her life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by Law.”

Meanwhile, in both the cases the MHRC has issued notice to the state Chief Secretary, to submit a detailed report to the Commission within ten days.

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COVID 19 UPDATES: Meghalaya records 438 new positive cases, 689 recovers

Shillong, June 7: Meghalaya on Monday registered 438 new COVID-19 cases, which pushed the tally of active cases to 5,327, the health department said in a bulletin.

Meanwhile, the state also records 689 new recovered cases in last 24 hours, with this the total recovered cases reaches 33,160.

05 more succumbs to the infections in last 24 hours, taking total number of fatalities from COVID-19 infection to 669 so far.

05 death were reported from East Khasi Hills district 02, Ri Bhoi district 01 and West Khasi Hills district 01.

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