Diseases survey needed, health data to be updated: Dr Ranjan

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Imphal: A survey of different diseases is needed and its updated data need to be maintained, says Manipur health minister Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh.

The health minister suggested this while speaking at the Inaugural programme of the “One Day Orientation Programme” for nurses on the theme of “Prevention, Early Identification and Early Intervention of Developmental Disabilities” held at mini auditorium RIMS, Imphal, on Thursday.

He said maximum of the public do not know their health status. Regular testing of our health and updating health status will help to reduce life risk and expenditure. Preventive measures will help to bring a good health care system.

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Department of health, social welfare and education need to be tied up and work together in mutual coordination. There have been instances of joint ventures of the three, earlier. Necessary measures will be taken up to bring global health, he added.

He said nurses play a very important role in the health care system. He advised that nurses should rendered their service sincerely and with dedication. They may acknowledge that they play a motivational role. Trainee nurses also should get ideas and share knowledge with others after every training or seminars, he added.

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Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) director, Dr A. Shanta said disability of an individual may be because of the negligence during pregnancy period of a mother. There is need to be aware about the possible outcomes of carelessness during this stage, he added.

Brogen Singh Akoijam, dean(academic), RIMS, Imphal, Dr Shaik Yaseen Shareef asst. professor, CRC, Devanagere, NIEPID Manipur state coordinator, Rajendra Kumar, Praveen asst. professor, Special Education ERC Rajnandgoa, NIEPID Manipur state coordinator were present.

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