New Delhi. The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today inaugurated various new infrastructural facilities at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal. The new facilities introduced at RIMS, Imphal include a new MRI Block with three Tesla MRI machines, PG (100 capacity) Women’s Hostel, Neuro Block and College of Nursing in the new block.
On this occasion, RK Ranjan Singh, Member of Parliament, Inner Manipur Lok Sabha, Maharaja Sanjaoba, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Professor A Shanta Singh, Director, RIMS and other dignitaries were present.
In his address at Jubilee Hall of RIMS, Dr. Harsh Vardhan spoke about the difficulties faced in getting the equipment, especially the import of Tesla MRI machine during the difficult period of COVID-19, to complete the infrastructural projects. Appreciated the officers for
Timely completion of projects demonstrates the commitment of the administration of RIMS. He worked tirelessly to provide best health services to the people of the region.
The Union Minister assured that his Ministry would provide all possible assistance in developing RIMS as the best healthcare center not only in the North East region but also in the country. He also said that the Health Ministry is giving priority to the development of health facilities in the region. The Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed for the overall development of the region.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that a large increase in the Union Budget for health services, sanitation and drinking water services will strengthen the health system in the coming years and will help in achieving the goal of good health of the people. He also said that the Center has decided to set up 75 new medical colleges in remote districts where people are facing problems for many years and they are deprived of health education and other facilities.
The establishment of Chuda-Chandpur Medical College in Manipur and Mon Medical College in Nagaland are part of the initiative of the Central Government. The foundation stone of Mon’s Medical College was laid by the Union Minister on Saturday. The Union Minister said that the Prime Minister himself is monitoring the progress of the development plans of the region.
Earlier, Lok Sabha member RK Ranjan said that the inclusion of the Department of Nuclear Medicine in RIMS would not only facilitate cancer treatment for the State and other North Eastern States but would also result in huge savings to the patients in cost of treatment. Rajya Sabha MP Maharaja Sanjaoba said that RIMS has the potential to become a premier medical institution not only for Northeast India but for the entire South East Asia.