Imphal, April 6, 2018 (DIPR): Health & Family Welfare Minister Shri L Jayantakumar Singh today laid the foundation stone for construction of District Hospital Imphal East at Kyamgei Mayai Leikai under Keirao Assembly Constituency.
Speaking at the function as the Chief Guest Minister Jayantakumar expressed that the people might not believe that a District Hospital would come up in the district but laying of foundation stone today has marked the surety of construction of the District Hospital in Imphal East which is first of its kind to be built in the district. He further stated that everyone wish for a longer life. To fulfill the desire to live long one needs to be health conscious and as such April 7 is celebrated every year as World Health Day.
Minister further informed that the present government has been taking up steps to uplift the health standard of the people from time to time. Above the State Plans to provide better healthcare to the people of Manipur foreign nations has also been approached for construction of Multi-facility hospital, relating to which a foreign nation has approached the State Government to provide Rs. 400 crores.
Giving the presidential speech, Shri L. Rameshwor Meetei, MLA Keirao A/C said that Keirao A/C is still lacking behind in every field comparing with other A/Cs. It will be privilege for the people especially in the Keirao A/C when the District Hospital starts to function. He also appealed the public to cooperate with the Government initiatives which are being launched for the welfare of the people.
The Foundation Laying function was graced by MLA Kshetrigao A/C, Shri N. Indrajit Singh, DC Imphal East, Smt. Th. Chitra Devi and Director Health Services Manipur, Dr. K. Rajo Singh as Guests of Honour.
Today’s function was also attended by Officials and staff of health department, representatives from club/organizations and local leaders.