Imphal, September 04: Clarifying on the recent FIR lodged against former Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh and five former bureaucrats of the state for alleged financial irregularities in the Manipur Development Society (MDS), chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh said the government has taken such step not for political vendetta or political revenge against any political parties or persons.
The step was taken to find out the responsible person or authorities for the mismanagement, misappropriation and misuse of funds. Everybody is answerable to the Rule of Law and no one is above the Law in a democratic State, added Biren Singh.
The chief minister was at the inaugural function of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Dental Sciences (JNIDS) at the Auditorium of JNIMS today.
Biren Singh expressed that the new government was formed to bring some positive change in the society and is fully committed to execute that has been promised before the elections for the progress and development of the State. He said that the present government would not keep silent on the discrepancies or misuse of public accounts and corruption in the State. He assured that the new government would not let down the wishes and aspirations of the people. The government is committed to help or uplift the poorest of the poor in the State, he added.
He said that effective doctor-patient communication is needed and doctors and nurses should console the relatives of the patients while treating the sick persons.
Apart from the medications to treat the patients, positive words could heal the sick people. Our doctors and paramedical staffs have great talents, skill and innovative ideas and are being respected across the country for their professional expertise, he added.
Professional ethics should be upheld by the doctors and paramedical staffs and collective work and co-ordination among them is very much needed to execute their responsibilities and duties, said Biren Singh.
Stating that human civilization is not only the product of infrastructural developments, N. Biren Singh said that we need to create and maintain a culture of discipline to achieve the path of greatness that can lead to a great human civilization. He stressed that the faculties and staffs of both JNIMS and JNIDS have to work hard so as to gain the reputation of the Institute. Image building is also the need of the hour to attract students and patients from all over the country, he added.
Acknowledging the lack of manpower in JNIMS, Biren Singh urged the officials and administrative staffs of the institute to discuss thoroughly about the situation and the present infrastructure requirements. The requirement of staffs and faculties of the Institute would be filled up soon, he added.
He said that Neurosurgery Department would be functioned properly after the completion of installation of proper machines and equipments in the institute. He also urged the JNIMS administration to submit a blueprint for the upgradation and construction of JNIMS for proper functioning of the Institute. A Detailed Project Report (DPR) is almost ready for setting up the Cancer Hospital in JNIMS, he added.
Biren Singh appealed the people of the State to take a common pledge to do something good for the future generation. The government would warmly welcome the advice or suggestion from the people so that the new government could deliver good governance to the people. He further expressed that money is worth nothing if we don’t have peace and prosperity in the State.
A collective responsibility is needed for the betterment of society rather blaming or criticising on other’s work.
After the rainy season, the government would give top priority for blacktopping the existing roads and repairing of roads in the State, added Biren Singh.
On the occasion, the dignitaries also inaugurated the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Unit in JNIMS.
Biren Singh along with Minister L. Jayantakumar Singh visited and enquired about the health condition of S. Ringo, former journalist, who is undergoing treatment at JNIMS.
Parliamentary Secretary (Home) L. Susindro Meitei, MLA Shri S. Subhaschandra Singh, Director JNIMS Dr. Th. Bhimo, Principal of JNIDS Dr. M. Angou, faculties and students of JNIMS attended the function.