Imphal, December 18, 2107 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that the Central Government is ready to establish a Regional Cancer Centre at JNIMS with all the modern amenities for treating increasing number of cancer patients of the State. So, people need not go outside the State and face financial and other hardships. This was stated by him at the 10th Foundation Day of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal today.
Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Chief Minister stated that the Central government would sanction Rs. 45 crores for the establishment of the Regional Cancer Centre. The newly constructed Accident and Trauma Care Centre at JNIMS to deal with all emergency cases will be ready by 31st March, 2018, he added. He mentioned that the government is also planning to open a Geriatric ward to provide better health care services to elderly persons and a new 100 bedded Special Ward under the N.E.C. fund.
Chief Minister said, “Let us provide better healthcare services that could bring smiles on the face of the people of the State”. He stressed that we must collectively strive to ensure that high standard of professionalism is always maintained and the healthcare professionals take care of the sick, poor and the weak with compassion and respect.
On the occasion, Chief Minister said that it is indeed pain to see many poor people seeking medical assistance on ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ held every month.
Mentioning about referring patients from government hospitals to private hospitals, Chief Minister said that it is human psychology that poor people prefer government hospitals for seeking medical treatment because they cannot afford for treatment in private hospitals. He appealed the doctors and paramedics to treat and care for the patients at their best level and capacity in government hospitals so that the referral of patients to private hospitals could be avoided. Doctors of different departments must consult and discuss each other while giving treatment to a patient, he added. While treating serious and complex medical cases in government hospitals, Chief Minister urged the doctors of the government hospitals to consult or engage the specialist doctors who are working in private hospitals to provide better healthcare services in the State. He also acknowledged of the fact that lack of certain infrastructure drives away the patients from government hospitals. He lamented that the government will try its level best for the up gradation of infrastructure of JNIMS. Certain areas need to be indentified and should be given priority such as development of Neuro Department etc., he added.
Delivering Presidential address, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh mentioned that the State is facing shortage of doctors and nurses and the Government is trying its level best to cope up with the situation. He made an earnest request to the doctors and nurses to serve the people of the State with sincerity and dedication. The land acquiring process for the expansion of JNIMS would be discussed soon, he added. Mentioning the importance of Nurses and paramedics staffs, Minister stated that the duties and responsibilities of Nurses are huge towards providing better care for the patients. We must never forget that professional ethics should be maintained and we should work with dedication, he added.
On the occasion, several students were given meritorious awards by the dignitaries. A Souvenir and an Annual College Magazine was also released during the function.
MLA of Khurai AC Shri L. Susindro Meitei, Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Shri Sumant Singh, Director JNIMS Shri Th. Bhimo Singh, Medical Superintendent JNIMS Prof. L. Ranabir, students, teaching and non-teaching staffs of JNIMS and others attended the function.