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HEALING HEARTS: THE COMPASSIONATE CARE OF UNSUNG HEROES OF MANIPUR

HEALING HEARTS: THE COMPASSIONATE CARE OF UNSUNG HEROES OF MANIPUR

Kohima, Nagaland
Wednesday, 24 April 2024

In the serene landscapes of Manipur, where the echoes of ethnic strife often drown out the whispers of hope, there exists a beacon of compassion amidst the turmoil – the Indian Army. Far beyond their duty, they stand tall as pillars of support, bringing healing and solace to those in need, embodying the very essence of humanity in the face of adversity. Amidst the verdant hills and valleys, the Army’s Medical teams emerge as angels of hope, their dedication transcending mere medical care to embrace the wounded spirits of the locals. In the village of Yangangpoki, Imphal East district, their endeavours have woven a tapestry of compassion, leaving indelible marks of hope and healing on the lives they have touched.

One such story is that of Mrs Payola, bearing the scars of agony, came out for help at Medical Clinic of Army at Yangangpoki. Her body bore the marks of a tragic incident, with burns over her face, neck, shoulder, biceps and her spirit weighed down by pain and despair. Army Medical team, embodying the ethos of service without boundaries, stepped in, tended to her wounds, offering not just medical treatment but also empathy and much needed care. Through days and weeks of treatment, Mrs Payola emerged not only healed but also filled with newfound hope, extending her gratitude to the Army’s medical team.

Similarly, on a fateful morning, the cries of a 3-year-old Tangkhul girl, Miss Timror, echoed through the village. Her tiny feet burnt and seared by flames, found solace in the arms of the same medical team. The team treated her with utmost care and a touch of kindness that transcended language barriers. After few days, Miss Timror’s laughter once again filled the air, leaving an enduring impression on the hearts of all who witnessed the noble gesture of the Army’s Medical Officer and his team.

In the quiet village of New Canaan, 70-year-old Mrs. Lily has become immobile and was in immense pain due to an old wound on her leg. Yet again, Army’s Medical team emerged as her guiding light. With skillful hands, compassionate hearts and days of meticulous care, they restored Mrs. Lily’s dignity, that was visible as her eyes sparkled with happiness when she took her first steps after the treatment.

As whispers of the Army’s compassionate care spread through the villages, a sacred bond blooms between the locals and the Army Medical teams, transcending barriers of language and culture. In their hands, hope finds a home, and humanity finds its strength to rise above adversity. The stories of Mrs. Payola, Miss Timror and Mrs. Lily are not just anecdotes but reflections of a larger truth – that in the heart of every conflict, there exists the potential for compassion to flourish, transforming wounds into scars of resilience and despair into rays of hope.

In the midst of Manipur turmoil, Army’s Medical teams stand resolute as unsung heroes, their compassionate care echoing through the valleys, stitching broken hearts and igniting flames of hope where it is needed the most. Their noble gestures and humane approach has woven a tapestry of resilience, spreading light amidst the shadows of adversity in Manipur.

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