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Union Health Minister inaugurates several new infrastructure facilities at RIMS, Imphal

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Imphal, Feb 28:

Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated several new infrastructure facilities at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal.
Among the new facilities inaugurated today are a new MRI block with 3-Tesla MRI machines, new PG ladies hostel of 100 capacity (G-3), a Neuro block and College of Nursing (new block). Member Parliament (Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency) RK Ranjan Singh, Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba MP (Rajya Sabha) and Director Prof A. Santa Singh of RIMS and others dignitaries also graced the occasion.
In his address at the Jubilee Hall of RIMS, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan lauded the RIMS authorities for enabling completion of the infrastructure projects despite the hardships being faced while procuring equipment, particularly imported Tesla MRI machine amidst the COVID-19 induced lockdown. The timely completion of the projects showed the level of commitment of the RIMS authority in their efforts to provide best healthcare service to the people of the region, he said.
The Union Minister assured all possible assistance from his ministry to develop the RIMS as one of the best healthcare centres not only in the northeast region but also in the country.
Health Ministry is giving priority to the development of healthcare sector in the region as the Central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was committed to the all-round development of the region, he added.
With huge increase in the funds for healthcare, sanitation and drinking water services in the union budget, Dr Vardhan said many initiatives will be seen in the coming years that will strengthen the health system and help us achieve the goal for providing good health to the people. He added that the Centre had already decided to create 75 new medical colleges in remote districts of the state where the people continue to suffer for years and are deprived of basic healthcare, education and all other facilities. The setting of Churachandpur Medical College in Manipur and Mon Medical College in Nagaland which he had laid the foundation stone on Saturday are the part of the Central government’s initiative, he said. He informed the gathering that Prime Minister is himself monitoring all the developmental initiatives being taken up in the region.
Earlier addressing the occasion as guest of honour, MP RK Ranjan said that introducing nuclear medicine in the RIMS will not only ease the inconveniences being faced by the people of the state and other northeast states in treatment of cancer but also would be able to save a huge amount of money being spent by them, he added.
Rajya Sabha MP, Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba, said that RIMS has all the potential to become a key medical institute not only for northeast India but entire South East Asia.

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