Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey, has said that health services should be expanded so that it can easily reach the rural population in the state and that there is also a need to develop the infrastructure of medical services.
The Governor was speaking at the 39th All Manipur Medical Conference (AMAMECON), 2023 held on Saturday at the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Hall at Lamphelpat in Imphal. The two-day conference is being organised by IMA, Manipur State Branch.
Speaking as the chief guest, the Governor said that the work being done by our doctors and medical workers in the state is commendable and that doctors are providing health services especially to those who cannot afford more expensive private hospitals, as per a press release from the Raj Bhavan.
She said, the government alone cannot do the entire work of healthcare. Keeping in view the medical demand, volunteers and organisations should be motivated to establish hospitals and other healthcare centres, the governor said, as per the Raj Bhavan.
Appreciating the efforts of IMA, Anusuiya Uikey said, the association is carrying out activities to raise health awareness. The association contributes to the implementation of national health programmes such as vaccination, NCDs etc.
The association is an important forum for doctors in the public and private sectors to exchange ideas, expertise and protect their rights and promote their well-being, the governor said.
The Governor appealed to the association to organise free health camps as many as possible in the remote areas of the state where the availability of medical facilities is less, the Raj Bhavan said.
Referring to the theme of the conference, “Psycho-Social Stability: Need of the Hour”, Governor said, psycho-social can also mean the influence of social factors on a person’s mind or behaviour. Psycho-social health focuses on four aspects of life: mental, emotional, social and spiritual. Stressing the need to motivate children, the Governor said, parents should never try to pressurise their children as it may lead to serious health issues like mental problems.
Emphasising the need to reach out to the internally displaced people in the relief camps in different district of the state, the Governor said, around 60,000 people of Manipur have been affected by the incidents that broke out since May 3 and they have been taking shelter in relief camps with a feeling of uncertainty and various types of mental stress. Therefore, doctors should reach out to their needs and help them.
The Governor urged all stakeholders to contribute in the restoration of peace and harmony in the state.