RIMS holds graduation ceremony
Imphal, May 21 (EMN): Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), the premier medical institute of the Northeast with its headquarters at Imphal, held its graduation ceremony for more than a 100 graduates in the jubilee hall on Saturday.
The newly added doctors are from Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Sikkim.
Manipur Health Minister, Dr. S Ranjan Singh; Director of RIMS, Prof. A Shanta; Director of NEIGRIHMS, Dr. Nalin Mehta; Chief Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Lalit Kapoor of Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata; Dean Academic (RIMS) Prof. Brogen Singh Akoijam; Medical Superintendent (RIMS), Dr. N Sanjib were present as chief guest, president and guests of honour of the convocation ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ranjan Singh said that doctors need to have the spirit to serve the needy people. Stating that there are big responsibilities ahead, he congratulated all the passed out MBBS and PG students of RIMS for the year 2022.
In his speech, Prof. A Santa urged the young doctors to learn as much as possible so that one can perform, transform and reform the society. Dr. Nalin Mehta, Dr. Lalit Kapoor also spoke on the occasion.
Since its establishment, the 50-year-old institute has so far produced a total of 3,656 doctors including 2101 specialist doctors, 75 clinical psychologists, 157 dental surgeons and 300 BSc nurses.
Interestingly, the OPD (Out-Patient Department) attendance jumped to 7.67 lakh patients, which recorded a 94% increase over the previous year’s figure, while 1.3 lakh patients were treated in the casualty.
There are about 35,396 registered doctors against the requirement of 45,000 in the entire Northeast as the World Health Organisation recommends a doctor to population ratio of 1: 1000. Presently, there are about 16 medical colleges (including eight in Assam, two each in Manipur and Tripura) in Northeast India including Sikkim.