Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh assured to promote a healthy society by prioritising healthcare services at the grassroot level.
Singh stated this during the inaugural function of temporary Urban Primary Health Centres of Sagolband held at Haorokchanbi Community Hall, Kwaikeithel Soibam Leikai Imphal West on Tuesday.
Ranjan, who was addressing the function as the chief guest, said the present government is seriously concerned about keeping every individual in good health.
As such, the present government launched several health-related schemes like Chief Minister gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT), Chief Minister’s Health for All (CMHA) since its inception.
Now the government is concentrating to deliver good healthcare services at the grass-root level by providing proper infrastructure from primary health centre, he said.
The minister further said the state had launched door-to-door healthcare delivery services under CMHA to detect at least non-communicable disease on time citing the lack of “health seeking behaviour” of the public.
“The health department is observing most of the health-related days to create massive awareness. People should take the advantage of such programmes so that they could protect themselves from any kind of diseases,” the minister added.
President of the function, Sagolband MLA RK Imo Singh, said it was his long-cherished vision to have an urban primary health centre in the constituency. “The dream has been realised now which is a great moment for the people of the constituency,” he said, adding the people felt the need for primary health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Director of Health Services, Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang; state mission director of National Health Society, National Health Mission, Manipur, Dr Somorjit Ningombam; corporator of ward number 7, RK Jiten; corporator of ward number 10, Salam Tiken and corporator of ward number 24, G Bino also attended as guests of honour.