Government ready to fill health staff shortage: Health minister


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August, 26, 2019: The state government is already prepared to recruit health staffs to fill the vacancies, said health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh at the inaugural function of primary health centre (PHC), at Makhan in Senapati district on Saturday.

Required infrastructures and equipments of the newly inaugurated PHC will also be provided, the minister said. He appealed the concerned authority and staffs to propagate awareness about the health schemes and benefits provided by the government to the people of Senapati.

The welfare schemes of the government should reach to the people living in the interior places especially hilly regions. Due to the state’s financial constraints every wish of the government can not be fulfilled. But the government is putting its maximum effort to boost some of the most important sectors including health and education. Opening of health centres in the interior places especially in hilly areas is at the top priority, he added.

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He said since Senapati is a border district better health care service in this region is a necessity. As first initiative of the health department, the community health centre, Senapati has been upgraded to a sub-divisional hospital. Makhan Primary Health sub-centre has also been upgraded to the status of a PHC. The facilities of free diagnostic and free treatment will soon be available at this centre too, he added.

The minister also highlighted about the importance and prospects of growing medicinal and aromatic plants. He said that growing plants of medicinal value will help to generate income of a farmer. Saplings will also be made available at free of cost to the interested farmers. Farmers need not to be worry of marketing facility since the government has already planned in the regard, he added.

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He appealed the public to cooperate with the government initiatives. Without public support and cooperation the beautiful schemes of the will remain fruitless, he added.

Tribal affairs and hills, and fishery minister N. Kayisii said it is a milestone of Makhan village to have such an upgraded health centre. He also praised the initiative of the health department and health minister for extending wisdom and support to the people of Makhan and Senapati. He also appealed the villagers to take care and maintained the new PHC.

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Senapati CMO Dr. H. Loli Mao, joint secretary (health) Rang Peter, Senapati ADC chairman Kapani, ADC members, village chiefs, hills and student leaders attended the function.


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