Medical students/doctors pursuing post-graduate courses will serve at different district hospitals of Manipur under the National Medical Council's (NMC) district residency programme.
Health Minister Sapam Ranjan flagged off the district residency programme for the postgraduate medical students of the state at the Medical Directorate, Lamphelpat on Monday.
During the event, the minister said that post graduate medical residents from RIMS and JNIMS will be dispersed to different district hospitals and will serve for three months as a part of their curriculum.
Wishing the Post Graduate students before departing from the Medical Directorate Office, Health minister Sapam Ranjan said that such a programme is made mandatory by the National Medical Council. It also signifies the responsibility of a post graduate resident, he added.
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The minister said that being medical professionals, one should learn the medical protocols. The motto of the medical profession is to serve the people with sincerity. So, one should deliver good service to the people, he added.
Later, the ministerial team also inspected the new construction work of the health directorate office and its surrounding.
The occasion was attended by additional chief secretary of Health Services Manipur, V Vumlunmang; director of Health Services, Kh Sasheekumar Mangang, officials and staff of Medical Directorate, officials from RIMS & JNIMS.
It may be noted that the NMC has mandated medical students pursuing post-graduate to undergo posting at a district hospital for three months.
Under the programme, doctors pursuing postgraduate courses in the city’s government hospital will have to compulsorily serve city government, government aided and semi-aided hospitals, state health officials said.