Manipur Health Minister S Ranjan on Saturday pointed out that the government alone cannot handle the situation at the time of medical-related crisis and sought the support and cooperation of the private hospitals in Manipur.
Speaking during the 19th foundation day celebration of Raj Medicity at North AOC, Imphal, Ranjan said that the crisis management during the COVID pandemic was very hard for the state government.
Acknowledging the role of the private hospitals, including Raj Medicity, during the COVID pandemic and at any road accident cases, Ranjan lauded the hospital for their immediate response by ways of introducing COVID wards and others.
The COVID pandemic had given us a silver lining, the need to prepare for a robust healthcare system, he said, adding that since then the healthcare system witnessed a major shift with the adoption of IT-enabled healthcare system such as tele-consultation, teli-ICU, teli-radiologists and others.
The minister also informed that the state government is also rolling up very hard in the run for a better healthcare system.
He cited the introduction of various healthcare schemes such as CMHT and CM’s Health for All and others in an effort to reduce the public’s out of pocket expenditure in medical expenses.
Ranjan further stressed the need to give attention to mental health, stating that the digital addiction has become the existing pandemic.
He lauded the entire team of the hospital for rendering humanitarian service with dedication since the last 19 years, besides being an implementing agency of CMHT and Ayushman Bharat and also providing volunteer service under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme.
During the celebration, the Health minister accompanied by Thanga MLA T Robindro and chairman of Raj Medicity H Ranjen also launched a free ambulance service, which the needy can even utilise for transportation to other hospitals.
Promising staff of the hospital were also felicitated and rewarded during the celebration.