Imphal, September 14, 2017(DIPR): Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh said, maintaining ethics and to serve should be an important aspect of people in healthcare profession. He was speaking at the 46th Foundation Day Celebration of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal today.
Deputy Chief Minister said, attending patients in need with proper care and attention should be the driving force to mend the gap between people and those in the profession. People in healthcare profession,may be doctor, nurseor paramedical staffs should pay respect to any individual who have come to seek help and treat them with dedication and love so that the real objective of such a profession can be maintained. He said, for a doctor bookish knowledge along with practical way of attending patients is important.
Mentioning the commendable efforts made by RIMS in healthcare sector not only in the State but also in the North Eastern Region, Joykumar Singh said, the institute has been emerging as one of the most beneficial healthcare institute in the region. This is an institute with reputation that needs to be taken care of and maintained in days to come. He said, many professionals who had passed out from this institute held commendable positions in various organisations and serving the nation. Terming the healthcare facilities in the private hospitals and institutes arecostly than Government Hospitals, Deputy Chief Minister said, the role of Government is to cater maximum facilities at minimum charges to the people. Therefore, institutes like RIMS, JNIMS and other Government Hospitals and Institutes will be brought up to the highest level.
Expressing concern over the shortage of infrastructures and technical inputs as well as manpower in RIMS, he exuded confidence that State Government will approach to the Centre and will try to sort out whatever shortage in the institute and also to make it a best healthcare institute in the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Kshtrimayum Bhabananda Singh, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) said, RIMS has been a premier healthcare institute in North East. It can play a big role in developing the healthcare sector not only in the State but also in the region. Two important sectors – Healthcare & Education need to be developed to make India a developed nation. Medical fraternity should do a lot of things that can be productive in bringing a change in healthcare delivery system. He said, trust deficit between people and men in the profession should be removed so that the goal of achieving best healthcare delivery to people can be made possible. He will also urge the concerned Ministry to fulfil the need of RIMS, he added.
Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister distributed Gold Medals, Citations and Certificates to the position holders of Post Graduate and MBBS professional examinations 2017. He also released annual magazine of RIMS Students’ Union in the function.
Director RIMS, Prof. A. Santa Singh, Dr. E. Nandini Devi also spoke on the occasion. Faculty members of various Departments in RIMS, students and staffs also participated among others in the celebration.