With an aim to help poor patients suffering from renal (kidney) disease in the State, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today launched the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme at the Mini Auditorium, JNIMS, Imphal. The function was jointly organised by Directorate of Health Services, Manipur and SHS, National Health Mission, Manipur.

Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Shri N. Biren Singh said that medical practitioners should treat the patients with human touch. Among various professions, those who are in medical profession cannot say “sorry” to their patients, he added. He mentioned that people’s respect and importance shown to the doctors and nurses should never let down. He further said that the medical practitioners should find out on why people do not trust government hospitals for medical treatment. Apart from JNIMS and RIMS, the government would start the Pradhan Mantri Dialysis Programme in all the district hospitals of the State soon.

Chief Minister further said, “I believe that if we discuss and work collectively, the rarest of the rare medical cases can be easily treated in the State.” Highlighting the various schemes and programmes initiated under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that various welfare schemes have been implemented to reach out to the poorest of the poor in the country.

He emphasised that the new government was formed with certain mission to bring development in the State and the government is committed to show and bring practical visible changes in the State. The objective of launching various websites, anti-corruption cell and watsapp numbers is to regulate and check the mistakes on the part of the government so that due punishment can be given to those persons or departments, he added.

He further mentioned that the government is planning to revive the State transportation services and city bus services will be made available soon. People should be encouraged to use public transport system so that we can minimize traffic congestion, pollution etc., he added. He said that a post of Traffic SP will be created soon. He appealed to the people that the government seek suggestion from experts and people so that the government can maintain transparency and regulate the system.

During the function, Chief Minister presented a cheque of Rs. 25 lakhs each to the Director of RIMS and JNIMS.

Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh, Parliamentary Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Shri S, Subhaschandra Singh, Commissioner Health, Shri Sumant Singh, Director, RIMS, Shri R.K. Dinesh, Director, JNIMS, L. Deben and medical practitioners attended the function. (DIPR)

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