Health minister Senapati inspection tour concludes

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IMPHAL | May 28: A ministerial team led by minister, Health & Family Welfare L Jayantakumar Singh inspected various healthcare facilities in and around Senapati district. The team which includes TD & Fisheries, minister N Kayisii and PHED minister, L Dikho, was on a two-day inspection tour to assess the condition and status of several healthcare centres.

As a part of the tour, which started early Saturday morning, the ministerial team first visited the Senapati District Hospital and inspected every section of the hospital.
While interacting with the doctors, staff and local leaders present at the hospital, Jayantakumar stated that the district hospital has all the basic healthcare facilities to be the best in the state.

He however expressed his concern on the condition of the expensive equipment and machines lying unused and untouched inside the hospital. He appealed to the doctors and staff to work with full sincerity and dedication and also to properly utilize all the basic facilities being provided to the hospital.

The minister further assured that the government will provide all the basic needs required for the hospital. He asked the doctors and staff to come up and fulfil what the government has expected from them. He also informed that the hospital will soon have a Trauma Centre, Burn-care Centre and Water Supply Scheme.

While speaking to the hospital staff and the locals of the area, N. Kayisii, Minister, Tribal Affairs & Hills stated that Senapati District Hospital is one of the valuable gifts that the government has given to the people of the district. He stated that the doctors and staff of the hospital and the people of the district at large should bear a sense of responsibility to properly utilize whatever facility the government has provided to the district.

Later in the afternoon, the ministerial team also inspected the status of construction of the Nursing College at Tatomei near Maram Bazar and the Primary Health Sub-Centre at Sholitokhu, Mao-Maram Block, where the ministerial team was warmly received by the villagers with presentation of local produce.

On the second day of the tour, the team visited PHCs at Maram and Tadubi, where they were received warmly by the staff and locals. The highlight of the tour was the visit at Mao CHC, which recently got the best CHC National Award, where the ministerial team had a grand reception by numerous staff of the health centre.

The team appreciated the warm gesture of the staff and also applauded the management of the CHC for its neat and clean environment. Reacting on the demand from the staff of the CHC, Health Minister assured that he will try his best to upgrade Mao CHC to a Sub-divisional Hospital. The inspection tour within Senapati District was concluded with the inspection of the PHSC at Pinanamei near Mao.

Later in the evening, the ministerial team along with H Dingo Singh, parliamentary secretary and MLA Sekmai AC, visited PHSC at Kanglatombi, PHC Sekamai and Khurkhul.

Source:  Imphal Free Press

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