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Only affected departments and general OPD closed; others including Emergency services open – RIMS

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, July 27:

Following news reports about the total closure of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) which panic the general public, the  Medical Superintendent of the premier Institute Prof. Ch. Arunkumar Singh today clarified that not all departments of RIMS are closed.

“Normal health Care Service in other departments viz Casualty, Emergency Obs. & Gynae service (including Delivery), in-patient service, Flu clinic, Cancer Treatment, PMR Dept., Psychiatry Dept., Dental, etc. shall function as usual”, a statement by the Medical Superintendent said.

However, the General OPD and other affected departments have been closed on the recommendation of experts and Head of Departments. Source from inside RIMS said that a serious meeting comprising of all head of departments and the administrative authority was conducted yesterday in view of the rising case of COVID-19 pandemic and its reach out to even at the Institutional premises. After thorough discussion, the meeting decided to take up some precautionary measures like the closure of some department including the general OPD to make sure that people visiting RIMS and those working are safe from the virus. However, till today morning no official decision has been made and a report about closure of the entire RIMS is not true, a source from RIMS said.  

Some sections of media reports stated that due to the rise of the COVID-19 positive cases among the RIMS staff and Health workers  RIMS hospital has been shut down till July 29.

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