Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Friday rewarded the Renal Transplant Team, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) at the chief minister’s secretariat with a cheque of Rs 5 lakhs only for successfully conducting Kidney transplant at the state-run hospital.
Biren had announced the reward soon after the successful conduct of the transplant. Altogether six kidney transplants have been successfully conducted at JNIMS, so far.
Congratulating and thanking JNIMS, specially the team of doctors, nurses, technical and other support staff for the success, the chief minister said due to their hard work, the state has received the permission to increase the number of MBBS seats in JNIMS by another 50 and that the Churachandpur Medical College has also been approved. This means that altogether the MBBS seat will be increased to 250 excluding RIMS, he added.
The chief minister wished them the best in their future endeavours.
Additional chief secretary (health) V. Vumlunmang said all six patients are getting assistance under the Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang and Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY including post transplant assistance.
Today is also a happy occasion as JNIMS has now received permission of the National Medical Commission to increase MBBS Seat from 100 to 150, he added.
The ceremony was also attended by health minister Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh, chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, director health services Kh. Shasheekumar and mangang director, JNIMS prof. L. Deben Singh, doctors, nurses among others.