Manipur Health & IPR Minister S Ranjan Singh inaugurated Agenda Manipur Immersion, a two-day training on Health Care System at Radian Resort, Maibakhul, Imphal East today.
The training was organised by ECHO India, a non-profit organisation in partnership with National Health Mission (NHM) Manipur.
Speaking as chief guest at the inaugural occasion, Ranjan said that the Health and Family Welfare Department is constantly working towards its mission of ensuring equitable and accessible healthcare to all, especially the underserved population.
"The strengthening of our state’s healthcare system can be brought forth by empowering medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, and Medical Officers (MOs), to upskill themselves and enhance their knowledge of recent developments in treatment protocols and medical knowhow.
"As our country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and its challenges, capacity-building initiatives are now more important than ever, and owing to technological advancements digital healthcare services are acting as enablers," the health minister said.
Somorjit Ningobam, MD, NHM Manipur, maintained that the right utilisation of technology can be quite beneficial for knowledge dissemination, and ECHO India’s capacity-building programs based on the ECHO Model are an excellent example.
The sessions will help to gather information easily accessible and learning all the more insightful for healthcare workers, he said.
The comprehensive capacity-building programs facilitated by ECHO India have been a great learning opportunity for our healthcare workforce, allowing them to offer quality care and treatment to patients, he informed.
Speaking as special guest, Haresh Chandwani, General Manager of Projects at ECHO India said that collaborations in Manipur have always been geared towards strengthening the state’s healthcare infrastructure.
To date, ECHO India has partnered with State Tuberculosis Cell (STC) Manipur and the Manipur Nursing Council, with the initiatives being focused on Tuberculosis treatment and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), he added.