Govt seeking Health Ministry to increase MBBS seats at JNIMS: Manipur CM Biren
Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said the State government has taken up various welfare initiatives which primarily focus on the health and education sectors for the well being and welfare of the people.Addressing the 14th Foundation Day Celebration of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) here on Saturday the CM said that under the recently introduced "Health...
Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said the State government has taken up various welfare initiatives which primarily focus on the health and education sectors for the well being and welfare of the people.
Addressing the 14th Foundation Day Celebration of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) here on Saturday the CM said that under the recently introduced "Health for All" scheme, the doctors, nurses and health care workers are providing doorstep health checkups and medicine delivery to different sections of society of the State.
He appreciated the doctors, nurses, ASHA workers and paramedics for their priceless contribution towards saving precious lives during the first and second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. He urged medical professionals to maintain professionalism and ethics while serving the people.
N. Biren Singh stated that the State government is continuously persuading the Centre for the up-gradation of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) into a level similar to that of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He also mentioned that a Cancer hospital would be set up at JNIMS soon under the PPP model. At the same time, the government is urging the Health Ministry to increase the MBBS seats at JNIMS, he added.
Chief Minister further informed that Manipur won three awards at the State of States' Award 2021. Manipur has been awarded as Most Improved Small State Overall, Best Performing Small State in Governance and Best Improved Small State in Agriculture, he added. He said that the government could achieve such prestigious awards with the collective effort and support of the people of the State.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also inaugurated PSA Oxygen Plant, CT-Scan machine at JNIMS and State Bank of India, JNIMS Branch. He also handed over the meritorious awards to the toppers of JNIMS.
The Chief Minister also flagged off a walkathon under the Eat Right Mela 2021-2022, an awareness programme to eat right and maintain good health at the Medical Directorate, Lamphel.
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