Rs 63.31 crore proposed for construction of Imphal East District Hospital
Dr Ranjan said that an order for construction of Imphal East District Hospital was issued in October 2017.
Updated 29 Jul 2022, 7:00 pm
Manipur Health Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh on Friday said that the government has proposed an amount of Rs 63.31 crore to Northeast council for the construction of Imphal East District Hospital.
Dr Ranjan made the statement in response to the cut motion moved by MLA Th Lokeshwar Singh in the ongoing session on Friday.
Other MLAs who moved the calling attention motion on health are K Ranjit, K Meghachandra and Surjakumar Okram.
Dr Ranjan said that an order for construction of Imphal East District Hospital was issued in October 2017. To begin the setting up of infrastructure, the state government had proposed Rs 63.31 crore to NEC last November.
Lokeshwar said that construction of Imphal East District Hospital at Sagolmang is highly needed at present. People from around 10 assembly constituencies will be benefited and the crowdedness at JNIMS will be reduced once this hospital becomes operational.
Responding to the post of medical officers lying vacant, he said that of 1,213 sanctioned posts of MOs, 550 are lying vacant. Recruitment process has already started but the results are unable to be declared yet due to court cases.
He further said that the examination conducted by Manipur Public Service Commission is tough. Therefore, only 49 MOs were qualified in 2018 which is less than the required number and in 2091, the number of MOs recruited was 243. Now, there is a requirement of 300 MOs, he said.
The government will consider other means of selection as all the required number of MOs could not be selected through the MPSC recruitment process, he added.
He mentioned that a report was submitted to DP regarding the vacancy of nurses in the state, he said.
He also assured that preference will be given to COVID-19 warriors who were recruited during the pandemic as contractual staff in the new recruitment process.
The state government had approved for 7th Pay to staff of JNIMS and it will be implemented within two months, he added.
He said that about non-attendance of doctors and other medical staff, he said that the government has constructed a transit accommodation for the staff. Action will be taken up strictly against any staff who is found not attending office regularly, he added.
The said MLA moved calling attention motion on inadequate numbers of doctors, paramedics, nurses in majority of government health centres, inconveniences faced by general public due to non-attendance of staff, implementation of 7th Pay in JNIMS etc.
First published:29 Jul 2022, 7:00 pm