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Cancer hospital at JNIMS likely soon — Manipur CM

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Dec 04, 2022 7:37 pm
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N Biren Singh speaking during the inaugural function of a private eye hospital in Imphal East district, on Sunday. (EM Images)

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Imphal, Dec. 4 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said completion of the ongoing construction of cancer hospital at JNIMS, which was scheduled to be completed by December, was delayed due to rains.

Speaking at the inaugural function of a private eye hospital – Wangkhei Eye Hospital, in Imphal East district, the chief minister hinted that the cancer hospital is likely to be inaugurated by February, 2023.

However, the OPD has already started functioning, Singh said

Manipur Assembly Speaker, Thokchom Satyabrata Singh; minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh; MLA Thangjam Arunkumar (Wangkhei), founder, medical director, president and trustee of Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Dr. Harsha Bhattacharjee and Wangkhei Eye Hospital director, Dr. Sarungbam Bobby, attended the inaugural function.

Acknowledging the importance of infrastructure and man-power, Singh said the government is encouraging private, government and PPP models, and taking up development of infrastructure through government as well as PPP modes.

The chief minister also highlighted other infrastructure developments and said oxygen plants and ICU beds have been installed in all the districts, 24×7 solar power supplied in three districts (hospitals) in Churachandpur, Chandel and Tamenglong.

Stating that health is everything, Singh shared that the ‘Chief Minister’s Health for All’ scheme was implemented and launched so that regular health check up could reach the doorsteps of citizens.

The chief minister further said improvement of healthcare doesn’t mean improving only hospitals, but that strengthening of man-power and improving infrastructure, are also part of improving healthcare.

The hospital has been empanelled for Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and Manipur Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang services.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Dec 04, 2022 7:37:13 pm
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