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Manipur CM inaugurates 30-bedded psychiatry ward in JNIMS

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jun 11, 2022 10:40 pm
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N Biren Singh inaugurating the psychiatry ward at Imphal on Saturday.

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Imphal, June 11 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated a 30-bedded psychiatry ward, public shed and child care centre at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) on Saturday.

Addressing the inaugural function, Singh expressed happiness for the cleanliness around JNIMS campus and highlighted that ‘an inclination towards maintaining professional ethics is also visible in the institute’.

Asserting that the institute was lagging behind in terms of infrastructure and equipment, and not in terms of talents, he said that the government is trying to provide all necessities and informed that efforts are on to inaugurate the boys and girls hostel and hand it over to the institute before June 30.

Expressing the need for an engineering cell in the institute, he stressed that ‘the present government is mission oriented and very much committed to public welfare and bringing positive changes in all sectors, be it in education, tourism or health, etc’.

On the new psychiatry ward, he said that for a state with insurgency and drug related issues, a psychiatry ward is very crucial. Now, we have around 160 teams working across the state to provide door-to-door screening for ten Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) for early detection, diagnosis and to provide free medication, he added.

The chief minister further highlighted that the Chief Minister gi Hakshel gi Tengbang (CMHT) scheme provision has been increased to INR five lakh.

On the recent developments including increase in number of ICU beds, beds with ventilators, 24×7 solar lighting at Chandel, Tamenglong and Churachandpur, newly inaugurated Tele-ICU, he said that the present government has certainly brought improvements in the health sector.

Observing that the government is mulling to convert the 200-bedded COVID hospital at Kyamgei to a full maternity and child care, he said that this will somewhat lighten the burden on JNIMS and RIMS.

The chief minister also spoke on the need to build a united front in the state and said that, “once we are in the state government service or become a legislator, we should start thinking as a Manipuri and should not restrict ourselves to our community or village”.

In his speech, Health Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan said that a psychiatry ward is a long standing need of the state. Speaking about CMHT, the Health minister said that the government is implementing CMHT very aggressively for screening and diagnosis of NCD at the grassroots-level in the state.

The inaugural function was attended by minister of Consumers Affairs, L Susindro Meitei; MLA (Lamlai) Ksh Ibomcha; Chief Secretary, Dr. Rajesh Kumar; Additional Chief Secretary, V Vumlunmang; Director (Health), Dr. K Rajo Singh; Director JNIMS, Prof. L Deben Singh and senior faculty members.

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jun 11, 2022 10:40:27 pm
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