RIMS gets a 56-bedded ward at radiotherapy department


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 26, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated a 56-bedded new ward of radiotherapy department of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Friday.

The chief minister was also felicitated during the function organised at the institute’s Jubilee hall by the RIMS authority on achieving the distinction of the best chief minister among NDA-ruled states and the third best CM among the states of the country in a survey conducted under the aegis of India Today.

He said that he joined politics to serve the people and not to earn wealth for himself and his family while saying that there is nothing greater than human service.

Stating that he became the chief minister because of the blessings of the masses, the chief minister said that he has been always trying to think and do differently to serve people more effectively.

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He said that “Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang” (a health scheme) and “Chief Minister-gi Sotharabasinggi Tengbang” ( a scheme for the physically challenged people and marginalised sections having sub schemes) had started helping hundreds of people.

The chief minister said he was happy to learn that around 2400 people had received treatment free of cost in RIMS Hospital alone under the scheme.

With the launching of ‘Go to Hills’ and ‘Go to Village’ missions, the state government has been able to reach out to the people residing at far-flung and interior areas, he said. On the other hand, helicopter service between Imphal and Jiribam is going on in full swing and the same service from Imphal to Moreh and Tamenglong would also be operational from October 29.

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Flying Doctors (air ambulance service) would be launched soon, he informed. He opined that those who are in politics should compete among themselves in giving better service to the people instead of resorting to bullying in petty matters. The chief minister said that many qualified and educated youths had returned to the State to start entrepreneurship with the introduction of Manipur StartUp. Imphal Evenings was incepted to convey a message to the world that Manipur is no more a troubled state, he said and added that he was so happy on seeing that people were enjoying the evenings with their families.

Cage culture and Pen culture of fish farming had been introduced at Loktak Lake under Loktak Livelihood Mission by cleaning around 10,000 hectares of unused marshy land. Apart from it, 1000 fish farmers of different villagers had been identified to help carry out fish farming through scientific method. They would be provided technical knowhow and soft loans to increase fish production, he said while adding that the state government had set a target to make Manipur self-reliant in fish production by 2020.

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The Chief Minister also asked the RIMS authority to draft a memorandum which he can submit it to the Union Health Minister when he visits New Delhi on October 29.

 RIMS director Prof. A Shanta Singh, RIMS medical superintendent Prof. Ch Arunkumar, Manipur Deputy Speaker K. Robindro, MLAs Heikham Dingo and Th. Satyabrata, RIMS officials   and senior doctors and nurses and students also attended the function.

The chief minister also interacted with heads of departments/Units and officials of RIMS at the conference hall of Jubilee hall.


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