Governor suggests RIMS equipment up gradation


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September, 14, 2018: “The equipments in RIMS needs to be upgraded that of AIMS level” said Manipur governor Dr. Najma Heptulla on the 47th Foundation Day celebration of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal today.

As chief guest of the celebration, the governor stressed that RIMS has been delivering quality medical services to the whole of North Eastern states except Assam, unfortunately much more needs to be done in terms of equipments and other infrastructures.

She applauded the institute for not only catering  health care but also for producing good medical students in under graduates and post graduate courses, more than three thousand students have graduated from this Institute and  a Nursing College was also set up in 2009.  She expressed her interest with the availability of super specialty courses in Urology and Plastic Surgery.

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She said that she has already informed the Union minister of health about the problems faced the RIMS and requested for development of up gradation and development of infrastructures.  The governor was also felicitated on being conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, 2018 at the foundation day celebration.

During the celebration, the meritorious students of Post Graduate, BDS were felicitated gold medals and a citation.

Dr. A. Santa Singh, director, RIMS said a Helicopter is required to be stationed at RIMS to cater the needs of patients in far flung areas in the state. He also said the cost of CT Scan, MRI, X- Ray   have been reduced.

Established in the year 1972, RIMS, Imphal has significant contributed in the field of medical science by imparting undergraduate, post graduate and other courses and catering to the health care needs of the country particularly North Eastern Region as a tertiary medical institution, said a statement by Dr. R.K. Lenin Singh, chairperson, publicity sub-committee, of the foundation day celebration.

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RIMS has MBBS (100 seats / year), PG course in 23 disciplines (147 seats / year), M.Ch. course (2 seats / year), M.Phil Clinical Psychology course (6 seats/year), B.Sc. Nursing (50 seats/year), B.D.S. (50 seats/year), BASLP (Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology) course (10 seats/year). Cardiology, Neurology, and GIS & MAS has upgraded to full-fledged departments in 2018, said the statement.

RIMS, Imphal has catered to 3,95,527 numbers of OPD patients, 1,21,236 numbers of Casualty, 42,888 numbers of indoor patients, 7,245 (major) and 4,595 (minor) numbers of surgical operations and 11,645 numbers of deliveries were conducted in the last one year.

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It states that minister of state, health and family welfare, Anupriya Patel has inaugurated Digital Payment System in RIMS Hospital on May, 31 last year.

Online Registration System (ORS) facility is available to OPD patients.RIMS, Imphal is also implementing various schemes and programs such as Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram and availing Direct Benefit Transfer to the beneficiaries, the statement added.

The statement also states that the Chief Minister’s Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT), scheme is fully implemented in RIMS hospital. This scheme is a pioneering health assurance scheme initiated by government of Manipur which provides Rs. 2 Lakh per eligible families every year.

RIMS, Imphal is prepared to implement “Ayusman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission” which will benefit upto Rs. 5 Lakh per family per year, added the statement.


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