JNIMS director Dr L Deben on Sunday reaffirmed the aim of providing the best healthcare services and ensuring minimum medical treatment cost for patients.
The director along with Karate national gold medallist Chingtham Surjit was felicitated by the Oinam Leikai Social United Club (SUC) at its community hall in Imphal West in recognition of their services and achievements.
Speaking on the occasion, Deben informed that he has made great efforts in the welfare of the healthcare system in the state since he assumed the office of JNIMS director in 2021.
Recalling the increase in MBBS seats at JNIMS from 100 to 150 since the academic year 2022-23, he said it is indeed a big achievement for the entire Manipur.
He informed that pursuing an MBBS course in a private institute costs around Rs 9 lakh per annum while in JNIMS students will have to bear a fee of only Rs 20,000 per annum.
The huge difference in the rate is what makes the increases of another 50 seats a big achievement for the state, he explained.
Moreover, JNIMS had conducted as many as 25 successful kidney transplant surgeries at a minimal charge compared to those done in other advanced states.
Giving all the credit to the staff of JNIMS and the government who had introduced various healthcare schemes as CMHT and Ayushmaan Bharat, he said that the hospital is widely open for any healthy suggestions and complaints from the public.
The cancer hospital constructed at JNIMS will also be fully functional within the next six months, he announced.
The programme also witnessed a Thang-ta presentation by the students of Huyen Lallong Thang Ta.
It was also attended by president of SUC S Ratan; Langthabal ZP member L Roshan; former ZP member S Ronel; pradhan of Langthabal Naorem Leikai ZP A Sunanda; former pradhan Th Guneshwar and secretary of Intellectual Forum Langthabal Kh Indrajit as presidium members.