23rd annual conference of ASI held
IMPHAL | Oct 11 : The inaugural ceremony of the 23rd annual conference of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Manipur State Chapter, ASIMANICON 2018 was held at the auditorium of Jawarharlal Nehru Institute of medical science today.
While speaking as the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony, Chairman Tourism Corporation of Manipur Limited, Sapam Ranjan Singh said that the problems and challenges faced by the doctors from the initial stages of their career to their professional level are full of challenges.
There is no other profession bestowed with so much responsibility and faith by the people and the professions of doctors is considered second to God, added Sapam Ranjan Singh.
Principal secretary of Health and Family Welfare, GAD, government of Manipur, Vumlunmang Vualnam IAS who was also one of the guests of honour said that he is happy to see that the state is blessed with many medicinal practitioners and the state has come to a stage for accreditation of the health facilities.
The government has provided financial help through different health schemes especially for the poor families, he added.
Speaking as the president of the function, chairman of ASI, Manipur State Chapter, Dr. Kh. Palin Singh said that through Ayushman Bharat Yojana, the scenario of the health care in state will improve but there is still lack of infrastructure.
Manipur health care service has developed therefore people of other states have started coming in the state for their treatments, he informed.
While giving suggestions for framing a medical tourism policy, Palin said that Manipur is a good destination for health care sector but it needs improvement in its infrastructure. He also added that organ donation can solve organ rackets in the country.
Director of JNIMS, Dr. Th. Bhimo who also spoke as the guest of honour said that the surgeons of the state are lucky to have such a conference and it will give them an exposure to resource persons and it will also enlighten them in many new areas.
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