AIZAWL, June 5 - Joint NGOs of northern Mizoram�s Kolasib town has decided to impose an indefinite blockade on National Highway 54, the lifeline of the State, from Tuesday, in protest against the transfer of a surgeon from Kolasib district hospital. They are demanding revocation of the transfer order.
Earlier, on Thursday and Friday, the NGO committee had imposed a strike on all government offices in Kolasib town near the Assam border.
Meanwhile, the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee media cell has appealed to the NGOs to withdraw the blockade. �Shortage of doctors is a common problem in all government hospitals in Mizoram,� it said. �The government has been taking utmost efforts to mitigate the shortage of doctors. It is in the process of appointing 26 doctors by June 13,� it added.
Meanwhile, the Kolasib district magistrate has ordered closure of all wine shops within Kolasib district from June 6 until further notice to prevent untoward incidents.