IMPHAL, November 14: The Directorate of Family Welfare Services, Government of Manipur has organised the state level healthy baby competition in connection with the Children’s Day observation at the premises of Family Welfare Services, BT road.
The event was attended by Health and Family Welfare, Minister, Phungzathang Tonsing, as chief guest while Dr Suhel Akhtar, IAS principal secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Commission and Dr Okram Ibomcha Singh as function president and guest of honour.
In his chief guest speech, Phungzathang Tonsing, divulged that plans are under pipeline to establish maternity and child hospital at the MSRTC campus under the 14th Finance Commission.
He said that to create a healthy society, we must ensure to keep the children healthy which is the responsibility of every parents.
The Minister pointed out that Manipur and Goa not only has the less maternity related death but also known for less infant death rate in the country.
In the category of 6 to 11 months Okram Pisho daughter Bembe of Thoubal Okram bagged the first position of the health baby competition, Namchunglung R Pamei, daughter of Guiring R Pamei of Tamenglong in the category of 1-2 years and Niteshwar Nongthongbam son of N Rameshore of Thoubal Sabal Tongba Mayai Leikai in 2-3 years category.