Imphal: Union minister of health and family welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan assured all possible assistance from his ministry to develop the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) as one of the best healthcare centres in the northeast region and in the country.
Harsh Vardhan made the assurance during inauguration ceremony of four facilities of RIMS on Sunday. The facilities inaugurated were New MRI Block with 3-Tesla MRI Machine, New PG Ladies Hostel-100 capacity (G+3), New Neuro ICU Block and newly constructed College of Nursing (New Block).
He lauded the RIMS authority for enabling completion of the facilities, despite the hardships being faced by the authority due to Covid-19 induced lockdown.
He appealed to all the staff of RIMS for full support in eliminating Tuberculosis by 2025 or before the stipulating target year of the central government.
The minister said Centre had already decided to create 75 new medical colleges in remote districts of the state where the people continue to suffer for years and are deprived of basic healthcare, education and all other facilities. As part of this initiative of Narendra Modi, Manipur will get a new Medical College at Churachandpur.
The present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since the year 2014, is beating heart for development of north east and north east people. In cabinet meetings, he personally reviews all the plans for every minister. Various union ministers are consistently and continuously on regular basis, visiting north-east, drafting plans and ensuring for successful implementation of the programmes and schemes. PM, himself monitors every sector including health, education, communication etc.
Ayushman Bharat, is one of the most ambitious programme of this government and there’s no comparison of this scheme in all over the world. Around 45-60 crores of poor people of this country have access to any of the 24,000 hospitals of the country under the Ayushman scheme. Already 1,70,00,000 hospital admissions were recorded and benefitted from this scheme, he said.
Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the recently developed facilities in the presence of MP Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency RK Ranjan Singh, MP, Rajya Sabha Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba, principal secretary (health and family welfare) Vumlunmang Vualnam, director, RIMS prof. Ahanthem Santa Singh and medical superintendent, RIMS prof. Hemam Priyosakhi Devi among others.
Santa presented progress report of RIMS and highlighted the growth of the institution as well as the relentless services render by the staffs of RIMS during the Covid-19 pandemic. He proudly informed that RIMS is in the top 40 list of the National Institutional Ranking among the 500 medical institutions of the country for the last two consecutive years.