Monday, November 28, 2022

Govt considering setting up medical colleges in some districts, says Biren

Correspondent

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that his government will work on setting up medical colleges in some other districts of the state.
After laying foundation stone for construction of a private multi-speciality hospital in Imphal today, Singh asserted that the Centre has an initiative to open a medical college each in every district of the country.
It might not be necessary for a small state like Manipur but the state would consider setting up medical colleges in some other districts. Under the initiative, work for setting up a medical college in Churachandpur district was almost completed and the session will be started from the current academic session, he said. Singh reiterated that his government was giving priority to health and education sector and putting much effort into developing the sectors.
With the increase in the MBBS seats from 100 to 150 at JNIMS and opening of Churachandpur Medical College with 100 MBBS seats, the state will be able to produce around 500 MBBS in a year.
“This will somehow solve the shortage of doctors in the state to some extent,” he said. The state government has been giving priority to provide accessible healthcare services to the public by introducing CMHT, Ayushman Bharat and ‘Health For All’ schemes.
Under the state government’s ‘Health For All’ scheme, he claimed that more than 700 villages had been covered and testing and health check-ups have been done for more than three lakh people so far. He said early testing and diagnosis of diseases would help in early treatment of the same.
The chief minister appreciated the Prime Minister for the initiative to use vernacular language as medium of teaching and learning in MBBS course.
“Such an initiative will help the students to learn more thoroughly about the subjects as we learn more easily while being taught in our mother tongue,” he said.
Some ministers and MLAs of the ruling parties attended the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of Raj Medicity Multi Speciality Hospital, a private undertaking at Khurai Chingangbam Leikai in Imphal East district.

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