IMPHAL | Dec 18 : Chief Minister, N. Biren Singh said that the central government is ready to establish a Regional Cancer Centre at JNIMS with all the modern amenities for treating the increasing number of cancer patients of the State.
He said people need not go outside the State and face financial and other hardships. This was stated by him at the 10th Foundation Day of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal today.
Speaking as chief guest of the function, he stated that the central government would sanction Rs. 45 crores for the establishment of the Regional Cancer Centre. The newly constructed Accident and Trauma Care Centre at JNIMS to deal with all emergency cases will be ready by March 31, 2018, he added. He mentioned that the government is also planning to open a Geriatric ward to provide better health care services to elderly persons and a new 100 bedded Special Ward under the N.E.C. fund.
He said, “Let us provide better healthcare services that could bring smiles on the face of the people of the State.” He stressed that we must collectively strive to ensure that high standard of professionalism is always maintained, and the sick, poor and the weak are cared by the healthcare professionals take care with compassion and respect.
On the occasion, chief minister said that it is indeed painful to see many poor people seeking medical assistance on ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ held every month.
Mentioning about referring patients from government hospitals to private hospitals, he said that it is human psychology that poor people prefer government hospitals for seeking medical treatment because they cannot afford for treatment in private hospitals.
He appealed the doctors and paramedics to treat and care for the patients at their best level and capacity in government hospitals so that the referral of patients to private hospitals could be avoided. Doctors of different departments must consult and discuss each other while giving treatment to a patient, he added. While treating serious and complex medical cases in government hospitals, he urged the doctors of the government hospitals to consult or engage the specialist doctors who are working in private hospitals to provide better healthcare services in the State. He also acknowledged of the fact that lack of certain infrastructure drives away the patients from government hospitals. He lamented that the government will try its level best for the up gradation of infrastructure of JNIMS. Certain areas need to be indentified and should be given priority such as development of Neuro Department etc., he added.
Delivering presidential address, minister for Health and Family Welfare, L. Jayantakumar Singh mentioned that the State is facing shortage of doctors and nurses and the government is trying its level best to cope up with the situation.
He made an earnest request to the doctors and nurses to serve the people of the State with sincerity and dedication. The land acquiring process for the expansion of JNIMS would be discussed soon, he added. Mentioning the importance of nurses and paramedics staffs, Minister stated that the duties and responsibilities of Nurses are huge towards providing better care for the patients. We must never forget that professional ethics should be maintained and we should work with dedication, he added.
On the occasion, several students were given meritorious awards by the dignitaries. A Souvenir and an Annual College Magazine was also released during the function.
MLA of Khurai assembly constituency, L. Susindro Meitei, secretary of Health and Family Welfare Sumant Singh, director, JNIMS, Th. Bhimo Singh, medical superintendent JNIMS Professor, L. Ranabir, students, teaching and non-teaching staffs of JNIMS and others attended the function.
The Cabinet also agreed for the creation of two temporary supernumerary post of OSD (Forest and Environment), Government of Manipur at PCCF (Apex) Scale and one post of OSD (GAD) at APCCF Scale as former cadre post for Indian Forest Service (IFS) under the Indian Forest Service (Cadre) Regulations, 1966. The Cabinet also gave approval for the creation of four temporary posts of Additional Director General of Police in the Manipur Police Department in the IPS Above Super Time Scale of HAG plus in level of the Pay Matrix for giving promotion of 1986 and 1987 batch of IPS Officers.
The State Cabinet gave its nod to complete the DPC proceedings for Direct Recruitment of 20 vacant posts of Primary Teachers in respect of Meritorious Sportspersons under department of Education (Schools), Government of Manipur. The Cabinet also agreed the proposal for modification or change of the present Warrant of Precedence in the State of Manipur.
Source: Imphal Free Press