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Effective doctor-patient communication is needed to treat patients- CM

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Imphal, Sept. 4 : Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that effective doctor-patient communication is needed and doctors and nurses should console the relatives of the patients while treating the sick persons. This was stated by him at the inaugural function of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Dental Sciences (JNIDS) at the Auditorium of JNIMS today.
Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, N. Biren Singh said that apart from the medications to treat the patients, positive words could heal the sick people. Our doctors and paramedical staffs have great talents, skill and innovative ideas and are being respected across the country for their professional expertise, he added. Chief Minister further stated that at present, professional ethics should be upheld by the doctors and paramedical staffs and collective work and co-ordination among them is very much needed to execute their responsibilities and duties.
Stating that human civilization is not only the product of infrastructural developments, N. Biren Singh said that we need to create and maintain a culture of discipline to achieve the path of greatness that can lead to a great human civilization.  He stressed that the faculties and staffs of both JNIMS and JNIDS have to work hard so as to gain the reputation of the Institute. Image building is also the need of the hour to attract students and patients from all over the country, he added.
Acknowledging the lack of manpower in JNIMS, Chief Minister urged the officials and administrative staffs of the institute to discuss thoroughly about the situation and the present infrastructure requirements. The requirement of staffs and faculties of the Institute would be filled up soon, he added. Chief Minister said that Neurosurgery Department would be functioned properly after the completion of installation of proper machines and equipments in the institute. He also urged the JNIMS administration to submit a blueprint for the upgradation and construction of JNIMS for proper functioning of the Institute. A Detailed Project Report (DPR) is almost ready for setting up the Cancer Hospital in JNIMS, he added.
Mentioning that there is an importance of sustainability to achieve any goals, Chief Minister expressed that the new government was formed to bring some positive change in the society and is fully committed to execute that has been promised before the elections for the progress and development of the State. He said that the present government would not keep silent on the discrepancies or misuse of public accounts and corruption in the State. He assured that the new government would not let down the wishes and aspirations of the people. The government is committed to help or uplift the poorest of the poor in the State, he added.
N. Biren Singh appealed the people of the State to take a common pledge to do something good for the future generation. The government would warmly welcome the advice or suggestion from the people so that the new government could deliver good governance to the people. He further expressed that money is worth nothing if we don’t have peace and prosperity in the State.   
Chief Minister urged that a collective responsibility is needed for the betterment of society rather blaming or criticising on other’s work. He further mentioned that after the rainy season, the government would give top priority for blacktopping the existing roads and repairing of roads in the State.
Minister for Health and Family Welfare,  L. Jayantakumar said that despite of the financial constraints and inconveniencies faced by the government, the government is planning to increase the manpower and other requirements for smooth functioning of the institute. He further mentioned that professional ethics should be maintained by the doctors and paramedical staffs for providing better healthcare services in the State.
Clarifying on the recent FIR lodged against former Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh and five former bureaucrats of the state for alleged financial irregularities in the Manipur Development Society (MDS), Minister said that the government has taken such step not for political vendetta or political revenge against any political parties or persons but to find out the responsible person or authorities for the mismanagement, misappropriation and misuse of funds. He said that everybody is answerable to the Rule of Law and no one is above the Law in a democratic State.
On the occasion, the dignitaries also inaugurated the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Unit in JNIMS.
Later, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh along with Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh visited and enquired about the health condition of S. Ringo, former journalist, who is undergoing treatment at JNIMS.
Parliamentary Secretary (Home) L. Susindro Meitei, MLA S. Subhaschandra Singh, Director JNIMS Dr. Th. Bhimo, Principal of JNIDS Dr. M. Angou, faculties and students of JNIMS attended the function.

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