Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday inaugurated a 10 bedded ICU Wpward and a Tele ICU hub at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal.
The inaugural gunction which was held at the zuditorium of JNIMS was organised by Directorate of Health Services, Manipur.
Apart from JNIMS, Imphal, TeleICU will be supported at District Hospital, Ukhrul; Community Health Centre (CHC), Sekmai; District Hospital, Jiribam; CHC, Nungba; CHC, Kangpokpi; District Hospital, Kamjong; Sub-District Hospital, Moreh; CHC, Parbung; District Hospital, Bishnupur; CHC, Kakching; District Hospital, Senapati; District Hospital, Thoubal; District Hospital, Chandel; District Hospital, Tamenglong and District Hospital, Churachandpur.
With the Tele ICU facilities, patients being treated at Intensive Care Units of districts hospitals and other Tele ICU supported hospitals will be able to access observation by specialist doctors through the TeleICU Hub set up at JNIMS. JNIMS will act as the teleconsultation hub. It will share expertise and provide handholding support to the doctors in District Hospitals in delivery of critical care services in rural areas.
Biren lauded the team of 10 bedded ICU project for taking up such a useful initiative to provide humanitarian service to the people. He added that the Tele ICU would help address, to some extent, the problem faced due to shortage of specialist doctors at health centres of different districts. On seeing, he expressed his appreciation for using quality equipments and machines for the Tele ICU hub at JNIMS.
Stating that health should be the first priority, he maintained that there shouldn’t be any compromise on the quality of equipments procured for use in hospitals and health centres and added that the state government would not tolerate this matter. He stressed the need to perform our duties sincerely, maintaining our professional integrity and ethics. Mentioning that doctors and nurses are not less than God to their patients, he appealed to them to freely come up with their grievances, if any, but not resort to any form of disturbance to their humanitarian service for patients.
Continuing that the state had witnessed development in many sectors, the chief minister informed that the state government had been discussing to set up a hospital at AIIMS level and added that sanction for construction of a maternity hospital had been accorded. He also expressed his government’s strong stand against corruption in any form and stressed the necessity of giving awareness against corruption so that the same could be rooted out from grass root level.