IMPHAL, September 19: The number of patients treated and cured or recovered at Regional Institute of Medical Science, RIMS increased every year, while the fatality rate of patients admitted to RIMS remained at 5 and 4 per cent ever since its inception in the year 1972 as Regional Medical College, the same year when the state of Manipur attained statehood.
RMC began its operation on September 14, 1972 and till August 1976 continue to function under the aegis of a society and ministry of home affairs, Government of India and North Eastern Council, NEC took charge and care for the institute with parts of the hospital.
Then in the year 2001, from the month of September, RMC began to operate under the care of Ministry of Doner. Finally, on 1st April, 2007, an agreement between NEC, Doner and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU and RMC began to operate under the care of ministry of health and family welfare.
During the last 40 years, RMC began to evolve and reached at par with other medical colleges and hospitals located in different parts of the country. RMC expanded and grew and the number of patients admitted to the hospital for treatment also increased, however the death rate of patient admitted to RMC remained at 5 and 4 per cent till date.
According to the Annual Report 2011-2012, the number of patient admitted to the hospital at the Out Patient Department, OPD is 2,89,442 while the number of patient treated at Casualty department is 1,06,735.
The total number of patients admitted to different departments and wards were recorded as 35,547 while the number of patients who underwent major operations was 5,816 and minor operations were 3,574. A total of 69 per cent were admitted to bed while the fatality rate of patients remained at 4 per cent according to the report.