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Health Minister Inaugurates DEIC & Palliative Care Units


Imphal, August, 30

Health and Family Welfare Minister L.Jayantakumar Singh Yesterday inaugurated District Early Intervention Centre, DEIC &a Palliative Care Unit, at Chandel District Hospital. Minister also inaugurated an Eye Ward and a Palliative Care Unit at Thoubal District Hospital.

Gracing the inaugural function as Chief Guest, Minister Jayantakumar Singh said that the newly opened facilities will at least ease out some of the problems faced by the patients belonging to lower age group and adult patients suffering from chronic disorders in Chandel District. He maintained that the people of Chandel District need not go to Imphal and far off places now for health check-up and major treatment since District Hospital, Chandel has been equipped with the minimum and essential facilities for treatment. Free diagnostic and treatment centres have also been opened, he added.

Minister said that doctors and nurses should maintained professional ethics. The service of a doctor is very delicate. Sorry, is the word which can never be uttered by a doctor while treating a patient. The service of a doctor is a service to humanity. Utmost care should be taken by the doctors while serving the patients, minister added.

Minister also said that people should be made well aware of the health schemes initiated by the government. He appealed the health staffs to be keen on propagating awareness so that the schemes bear fruit. Minister also drew the attention of the media fraternities in the regard.

Speaking as the Guest of Honour, State Health Mission Director, National Health Mission Director S. Manikanta Singh said that despite the present financial constraints of the state the government has been giving its best service to improve the health sector of the state. He appealed the health staffs to maintain the hospital and the infrastructures with the motive of their own belongings.

DC Chandel Krishnakumar , IAS also attended the inaugural function as President.

Prior to the inauguration of DEIC and Palliative wards at District Hospital, Chandel and Thoubal, Minister Jayantakumar also distributed equipment and machines at 10 bedded AYUSH Hospital, Kwakeithel Konjeng Leikai of Imphal West.

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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