Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday laid the foundation stone for Raj Medicity Multi Speciality Hospital to be constructed at Khurai Chingangbam Leikai, Imphal East.
The state government is giving priority to the health and education sector, putting much effort to develop the sector. With the increase in the MBBS seats from 100 to 150 at JNIMS and opening of Churachandpur Medical College with 100 MBBS seats, the state can now produce around 500 MBBS in a year. This will somehow solve the shortage of doctors in the State to some extent, Biren said.
He spoke on the initiatives taken up by the government to provide accessible healthcare services to the public including CMHT, Ayushman Bharat and Health For All scheme. He informed that more than 700 villages had been covered under the Health For All scheme and testing and check up for more than 3 lakhs people had been done. He added that early testing and diagnosis of diseases would help in early treatment of the same.
Biren appreciated all the concerned officials, doctors and other medical staff for their tireless efforts and contribution in successfully fighting the pandemic. He said the contributions made by some private hospitals in saving the lives of the people during the pandemic can never be forgotten.
The chief minister appealed to the doctors and other medical staff to maintain professionalism and ethics while performing their duties, as their services are very crucial for providing better healthcare services to the people.
Works minister Govindas Konthoujam, Health minister Dr Sapam Ranjan, Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution minister L. Sunsindro Meitei and chairman and managing director, Raj Medicity H. Rajen were present among others.