Manipur Health Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan has warned of stringent action against those officials who do not properly implement the state government’s health schemes.
Addressing a breast cancer awareness and workshop held under the theme Together We Rise’ on Tuesday at Classic Grande in Imphal, the health minister said that breast cancer is a burning issue globally as well as in Manipur. However, due to lack of awareness, many come for treatment only at the last stage, he added.
Hence, the minister called for spreading awareness at a grass root level across the state about the symptoms. Don’t be aware of it alone, it is a fight that everyone should fight against together, Dr Sapam Ranjan said and appealed to the concerned health services department for research on cancer.
The health minister also informed that the Chief Minister N Biren Singh is taking steps to reduce expenditure of treatment and called on the health services department, including doctors and nurses to work in coordination.
The minister also stated that it has been found that many medicines which were to be provided to the public have crossed the expiry date and warned of stringent action against those officials who do not implement government schemes properly. There are many cancer patients in the state as well, he added and called for concerned officials to cooperate with the state government’s initiative.
Ahead of the workshop, director of Health Services Kh Sasheekumar Mangang flagged off a walkathon from the Medical Directorate, Lamphel.
Organised by the National Programme for prevention and control of diabetes cardiovascular diseases cancer and stroke (NCPCDS) under National Health Mission and Directorate of Health Services, government of Manipur, the workshop was attended by director of Health Services, Sasheekumar Mangang; State Mission director (NHM), Somorjit Ningombam; additional director of public health, Y Gopalkrsihna.