Renowned film maker and composer Aribam Syam Sharma inaugurated the Dr Kamal Hall and New Faculty Block that have been constructed at the department of Psychiatry, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal on Thursday.
Addressing the function as chief guest, he said that the hospital is one of the most important places which should be considered as a temple by every individual.
Matters of life and death are being dealt with in the hospital, and it is an appropriate place to experience the real meaning of “what humanity services” is all about, he said.
He further said that education is not just about acquiring bookish knowledge and having high Intelligent Quotient. But learning of human and moral values is important because emotional and social quotients also matter in human life. Therefore, every young student should visit the hospital just to develop a sense of empathy and humanity etc.
He further expressed his profound happiness on naming the newly constructed hall and block after a renowned writer of Manipur Dr Kamal. He highly appreciated the institute for the service they have been providing. He also wished them all the luck for their future endeavours and prayed for their ability to serve more in future.
President of the function, director A Shanta said that many more developmental works are still going on in the hospital to deliver the best services. Some changes can be seen within six months.
The OPD section of the hospital will be converted into a fully air conditioned room soon, he said. To achieve this, the line connection for the 33 KV Watt line is under process, he said. The PG seats for respiratory medicines and radio diagnosis will also be increased to six, he added.
Professor and head of department of Psychiatry, RIMS Dr RK Lenin Singh, who also attended as a guest of honour, said that psychiatry is closely related with literature, humanitarian service, sociology and anthropology. The hall and block was named after Dr Kamal by acknowledging the kind of humanitarian services he rendered and the contributions he made in the field of Manipuri literature.
Medical superintendent, RIMS Dr N Sanjib Singh and veteran singer Chongtham Kamala Devi also attended the function as guests of honour.