RIMS celebrates 51st Foundation Day

IT News
Imphal, Sept 14:

The Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) celebrated its 51st Foundation Day at Jubilee Hall today. The celebration was attended by Prof Indira Chakrravarty, Padmashree awardee, former additional DG Health Services Government of India, Prof A Santa, Director RIMS, Prof L Fimate, former Director RIMS, Former S Rita Devi, former director RIMS, Prof Ch Manglem, retd Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prof Indivor, Chairperson reception committee, Dr. Brogen Akoijam Dean, and Prof N Sanjib MS, as Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honours respectively.
Prof. A. Santa, Director, delivered the annual report of RIMS for the year 2021 to 2022. He expressed that RIMS began its journey on September 14th, 1971 with the objective of imparting, promoting, and disseminating knowledge and education for undergraduate and postgraduate students in all the specialties of medical science, including super-specialist, advanced learning, and doctoral courses. RIMS has become the pride of the North East and is the only medical college from the entire North East to figure amongst the top 50 medical institutions in India in the last four years continuously in the NIRF ranking, released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. In the last four (four) years, RIMS has done excellent work in patient care as well as on the academic front.
RIMS has got the award “District Green Champion Certificate” from the Ministry of Education for successfully setting up the Swachhta Action Plan Committee and adoption and implementation of best practices in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, waste management, water management, energy management, and greenery management.
Director further stated that the year 2021-22 for RIMS, Imphal were significant with various developments and milestones. As of March 3rd, 2022, RIMS has 484 undergraduate medical students on roll. An accumulative total of 3656 doctors has been produced so far. In all, 409 postgraduate students are on Roll, and in all, 2101 specialist doctors have been produced. The corresponding numbers for M.Ch/DM courses are 15 (on roll) and 23 (passed). So far, a total of 67 students have been trained in an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology.
Santa further stated that the students had been provided a comfortable and congenial atmosphere for their overall growth. They have excelled in both academic and extra-curricular activities during the year. In recognition of the achievements of the academic performances of students and to encourage them in their academic pursuits, certificates, gold medals, and cash awards are instituted by the institute as well as by generous donors.
Prof. Santa, Director, highlights a few pieces of RIMS equipment and machines. Five new Modular OTs with all-new accessories, viz a CCTV, locker, OT table, OT light, Modular laminar air flow, medical gas pipeline, and high-end monitoring, have been installed and commissioned in the OT Complex. These OTs have a five-year warranty from the date of commissioning. One 64-slice CT Scan machine has been installed for use in radio diagnosis. One high-end surgical microscope was commissioned in the Neurosurgery Department. The institute also completed a number of construction projects, as well as major and minor repairs. The construction of the new Dental College block, comprising the Administration Block, Pre-Clinical Block, Clinical Block, and Academic Block, was completed and inaugurated on June 13th. The newly constructed Paediatric Emergency Block, Department of Paediatrics, RIMS, Imphal was inaugurated on November 3rd. The newly constructed Sushruta Hall (adjusted to Jubilee Hall), RIMS, Imphal was inaugurated on May 13th, 2022. In February 2022, a new lift for the OPD and lecture theatre complex was dedicated. RIMS doctors, nurses, and all staff have also worked very hard during the pandemic of COVID-19, including the 4th wave, and saved hundreds of lives in Manipur. RIMS Hospital is also providing excellent services while implementing PM-JAY and CMHT and thousands of patients are getting free medical treatment and free testing facilities from RIMS Hospital, Director Santa said.
As a part of the 51st Foundation Day, gold medal winners in MBBS, PG, BDS and BSC nursing were presented by dignitaries with mementos to the students.
As a part of the 51st Foundation Day celebration, Prof. A Santa inaugurated the renovated main garden in front of A Block. Dr. Rameshwar, Deputy Director and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr. Sanjib, Medical Superintendent, Dean Dr. Ak Brojen, and consultant faculty members attended the function as well.

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