IMPHAL, FEBUARY 16, 2018 (DIPR) : On the day 10 of the 4th session of 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly, Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri L. Jayentakumar Singh during the question hour informed the House that an open head surgery was performed successfully at the JNIMS yesterday for the first time in the State. The surgery was performed under the supervision of a Super Specialist Nuero surgeon on an 84 years old woman from Thongju Assembly Constituency.
Minister Jayentakumar Singh said the whole surgery cost Rs 15,000 at JNIMS whereas the same surgery will cost around Rs 1.5 lakh – Rs 2 lakh in private hospitals. He said the team will be felicitated by the Chief Minister for their remarkable achievement.
He said that Detailed Project Report (DPR) for establishing a Cancer unit at JNIMS is ready and the Centre has given a green signal for the project. He said a Japanese company is ready to invest in the State which will enable the State to enhance the infrastructural development in health sector mainly Kidney Transplant, Cancer Treatment, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology among others.
He said the State Government has spent Rs 73,92,48,874 crore for medical reimbursement for the State Government employees while Rs 36,64,96,756 has been incurred for the treatment outside the State and Rs 37,27,52,118 for the treatment within the State. He was replying to Starred Question raised by MLA Shri K. Ranjit Singh.
Stating that there is shortage of Super Specialist doctors in the State, Minister Jayentakumar Singh said that 161 doctors of Manipur Health Services are undergoing PG courses, after which they will be accommodated to the district hospitals. He said at present there are 21 Super Specialist doctors in the State out of which 11 doctors are in JNIMS, 534 Specialist doctors out of which 217 doctors in JNIMS, 141 Medical Officers with PG degree, 646 Medical Officers in the State. He was replying to Starred Question raised by MLA Shri Alfred Kanngam Arthur.
Shri L. Jayentakumar Singh said maximum work has been completed for the construction of barrack type quarters at PHC Samurou which is ready for inauguration. The project is funded by National Health Mission (NHM) and Rs 64.35 lakhs has been released to Manipur Tribal Development Corporation (MTDC) out of total cost of Rs 71.50 lakhs, he said.
He further informed the House that Rs 187.95 crore fund has been allocated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India during the current financial year under National Rural Health Mission. He said Rs 73.27 crore has been released in the first installment and is utilized for infrastructure development, salary payment among others. He was replying to Starred Question raised by MLA Shri Surjakumar Okram.
Leader of the House, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said due to lack of manpower some of the Home Guard personnel are assigned roster duty as the police personnel. However they cannot be regularized same as police personnel as they get their remuneration from the Centre. He further said that they can join DPC to get selected in the Home Department. He said there are 9,226 Constable, 2,769 Head Constable, 917 Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), 1,029 Sub Inspector (SI), 246 Inspector and 2,132 Home Guard in the State. He was replying to Starred Question raised by MLA Shri Alfred Kanngam Arthur.
Shri N. Biren Singh further informed the House that according to Supreme Court ruling in 2011, the work contract for High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) has been given to M/S Shimnit Utsch India Pvt. Ltd, a Mumbai based company. He said the contract has been leased out for 5 years and the State Government receives 5 percent royalty for every registration. Stating that High Security Registration Plates helps in maintaining uniformity, the Chief Minister said experts will be consulted to review whether the registration work can be taken up by the State Government. He was replying to Starred Question raised by MLA Shri K. Ranjit Singh.
During the session, Deputy Chief Minister in charge of Finance, Shri Y. Joykumar Singh laid on the table of the House, the Medium Term Fiscal Policy Statement, Fiscal Policy Strategy Statement, Macro Economic Framework Statement and Disclosures.