Acute shortage of doctors in Manipur; efforts on to increase medical seats, says CM Biren

JNIMS Foundation Day 2021: In view of the changing global scenario impacting human health, there is a need to consider increasing the number of doctors in the state, Biren said.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 20 Dec 2021, 3:33 am

JNIMS Foundation Day 2021

JNIMS Foundation Day 2021

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday said there is acute shortage of doctors in the state and hence the need to increase medical (MBBS) seats and the number of physicians.

In view of the changing global scenario impacting human health, there is a need to consider increasing the number of doctors in the state, Biren said while addressing the 14th Foundation Day celebration of JNIMS held at its premises, Porompat, Imphal on Saturday.

Biren said to increase the number of doctors in the state, the state government is making effort to hike MBBS seat capacity in JNIMS and Churachandpur District Hospital. But due to some unavoidable problems, it couldn’t be increased this time, he said.

The CM further stated that intake capacity of MBBS in Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) couldn’t be increased this coming academic session due to some pending cases.

The present government is giving big importance in health and education and as such most of schemes launched by the BJP government are related to these two areas, the CM said.

The state government is trying to upgrade RIMS to the level of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Besides this, infrastructure of JNIMS is also improving from time to time by installing sophisticated equipment, the CM added.

“There is no point in bringing infrastructure development when the health and education qualification of the majority population of society is in poor condition. Infrastructure alone cannot bring all round prosperity in the society,” he added.

Talking about the COVID pandemic, Biren hailed all health professionals for their enormous contribution in scaling down positivity and mortality rate of COVID-19 in the state. Biren further said that with the gradual increase of new variant cases, the state government has initiated precautionary measures at vulnerable points like Mao Gate, Jiribam, etc.

The programme was attended by MLA, Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh; MLA, Leishangthem Susindro Meitei and additional chief secretary, Health and Family Welfare, V Vumlunmang as guests of honour and president respectively.

As a part of the programme, CT-Scan donated by Doctor for You was inaugurated; SBI, JNIMS Branch and PSA-3 (Oxygen Plant-1000 LPM) were inaugurated. Moreover, e-office in JNIMS, JNIMS website and inventory management system were also launched.


First published:19 Dec 2021, 5:05 am


IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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