AIZAWL, June 8 - The joint action committee of Serchhip town has requested the Mizoram Government to revoke the transfer order of a surgeon from Kolasib district hospital, which resulted in the blockade of NH-54, the economic lifeline of the State that entered day three today.
The people of Kolasib, spearheaded by Kolasib joint action committee (JAC), imposed an economic blockade on the National Highway since Tuesday in protest against the transfer of Dr Zothansanga Zadeng, one of the two surgeons from the district hospital to Serchhip district hospital. Serchhip is the constituency of Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.
The Serchhip JAC issued a release today requesting the government to revoke the order for Dr Zothansanga Zadeng and transfer Dr Zochampuia to Serchhip instead.
The Serchhip JAC said it is extremely saddened by the economic blockade against the people of Mizoram by Kolasib JAC by blocking NH-54.
The JAC of Kolasib, has intensified their blockade by chocking all diversion routes connecting Assam and Mizoram from Wednesday evening. Over 400 vehicles are stranded along the National Highway.
The supply of essential commodities in Mizoram has been hit by the blockade. Several items like betel nuts, pan leaves and vegetables imported from Assam have started to get scarce in Aizawl New Market today. The State Government on Wednesday issued an order to all the oil filling stations to ration oil to the vehicles and prohibited purchase of petrol with containers.
Long queues of vehicles were seen at filling stations in Aizawl as the vehicle owners and drivers anticipated shortage of fuel due to the blockade.