Imphal, January 13th, 2018 (DIPR): Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh inaugurated Bendramai Primary Health Centre Yesterday. The PHC is located at a distance about 60 kms from Tadubi, Senapati District. Minister also laid the foundation stone for the construction of Chakha Primary Health Sub-Centre bordering Nagaland.

Speaking as Chief Guest at the Inaugural cum Foundation Stone Laying function Jayantakumar said that the Bendramai PHC is now belonged to the villagers residing in and around the village. He also assured to provide the required infrastructures in order to make the Hospital operational on  24/7 basis. In this regard he sought the cooperation of the villagers.

Jayantakumar further asserted that the Government has been continuously introducing welfare schemes for the poor people in the country and the state. Scheme for free treatment and necessary laboratory tests for BPL patient will be officially launched by the Government on the 21st , January 2018. Cards will be distributed to the eligible benificiaries for the scheme. New and Sophisticated Ambulance will also be distributed to the Hill Districts on the occasion, he added.

Speaking at the occasion as President Tribal Affairs and Hills & Fisheries, Minister Shri N. Kayisii said that the Doctors and staff of the PHC need to work with dedication so that the people of the place will extend their sincerity and cooperation. They should not feel insecure while posted and serve the people of the place. Rather they must feel proud to serve the people in the remotest places, he added.

Gracing the function as Guest of Honour,  Director, Health Services&SMD/(NHM), Manipur Dr. K. Rajo Singh appealed the people of the place to cooperate with the Government in such initiatives. He also said that it is the responsibility of the villagers to take care of the newly inaugurated PHC.

The Ministerial team was accorded a warm welcome by the villagers by singing and presenting traditional Gifts while the team reaches Bendramai. Later the minister also distributed Walking Sticks and Wheel Chairs to the needy people as a part of the function.

The function was also attended by Athem Muivah, IAS , Deputy Commissioner Senapati, Dr. Ranjit Singh , Additional Dorector, Health Services Officials, NHM officials, CMO Senapati and others.

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