Imphal: Manipur governor La. Ganesan on Wednesday said Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal has accelerated its speed of development within a short span of period.
The Institute has been rendering humanitarian service to the people of the state and striving towards enhancement of academic and research activities.
Speaking as at the Recognition of BDS course cum 6th Foundation Day of Dental College, JNIMS, held at its auditorium, Ganesan said, the mission of this Institute is to educate and impart knowledge to the students and train them in the clinics thereby render good service and care to the patients. He said, there are many specialised branches in the Institute. The faculty members are highly skilled and proficient academicians and clinicians are working hard to make the Institute the best of its kind in the North East. Reminding that doctors should not only be able but devoted too, he said, confidence in doctors goes a long way in effecting recovery. They must have the healing touch.
On the importance of dental education, Ganesan said, it occupies a place of pride in the field of medical studies. There is an increasing curiosity among the youth, particularly girls to take up dentistry as a chosen area of profession. India has more than 250 dental institutions producing 15,000 to 20,000 BDS graduates every year.
The governor appealed to the doctors, nurses and paramedics to establish a good rapport with their patients who are mostly poor and needy.
Health minister Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh said, government at the Centre and the state is committed for providing proper healthcare system as this sector is one of the focus area. He said, with an aim to minimise pocket expenses by the people in healthcare, schemes like PMJAY and CMHT have been introduced and many people have been benefitted. Jan Andolan and Jan Bhagidari campaigns have also been launched to make aware about the benefits given through different schemes in the sector.
“Efforts will be made to cover all needy people and also people in the peripheral areas under the schemes,” Ranjan said. Government facilities have been opened in different parts of the state. Reiterating that there is a need for a holistic approach in developing healthcare system in the Sdate, Dr Ranjan appealed to all the stakeholders for their cooperation and support.
The governor also distributed certificates to the meritorious students of the Iistitute who bagged positions in the University examinations.
Additional chief Sscretary (Health) Vumlunmang Vualnam, director of JNIMS Prof.(Dr) L. Deben Singh, Prof.(Dr.) T. Rajen Singh, Dean (Academics), JNIMS, Prof.(Dr) Nidarsh D. Hegde, Principal, Dental College, JNIMS, Prof.(Dr) Kh. Lokeshwar Singh, medical superintendent, faculty members, doctors and students participated in the celebration.