IMPHAL, June 7: The 100 bedded Churachandpur District Hospital could be soon upgraded to a 300-bedded hospital and the ANM institute at the hospital to a GNM institute.
This was announced by the State Health minister Phungzathang Tonsing during the capping and lamp lighting ceremony of the first batch students of the Female Health Workers Training School, Churachandpur.
Speaking as the chief guest, Phungzathang Tonsing said he had talked with both the State Chief Minister and the Governor about the upgradation of the hospital and the ANM training institute.
Both have showed approval of the upgradation and took the matter seriously, he said.
Elaborating that he has witnessed shortage of staff in every hospital in the State, the minister assured to strengthen the staff strength of all hospitals.
He also assured solar lighting system for the training centre to ensure uninterrupted power supply for the students.
The issue of water scarcity in the hospital will also be taken up seriously, he assured.
The minister appealed to the students to work hard with sincerity in their duties for success.
Today’s capping and lamp lighting ceremony was also attended by executive member, MDC Churachanpur, S Kamsuanlun as special guest, deputy commissioner Churachanpur, PK Jha and chief medical officer, Churachanpur Dr Thangchinkhup as the guest of honour.
Deputy commissioner PK Jha said that the nurses who take care of the patients are the backbone of every hospital.
He continued that there has been a lot of improvement in the district hospital well.