Imphal: Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla today appealed to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) to continue providing quality health services.
She said the equipments in RIMS need to be upgraded to that of AIMS level.
Attending the 47th foundation day of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences here, she expressed her delight to be a part of the foundation day of such premier institution which was established in 1972 jointly by Northeastern states and the Government of Manipur.
Dr Heptulla said it is a day which provides an opportunity for all concerned to exchange ideas, reflect on the past and prospect for the future.
She said the RIMS has been delivering quality medical services to the whole of North Eastern states except Assam, unfortunately much more needs to be done in terms of equipments and other infrastructures.
The Governor applauded the Institute for not only catering health care but also for producing good medical students in undergraduates and postgraduate courses, more than three thousand students have graduated from this Institute and a Nursing College was also set up in 2009.
Super speciality courses in Urology and Plastic Surgery have been started. she added.
Dr Heptulla further added that she has already informed the Union Minister of Health about the problems faced by the RIMS and requested for development of up gradation and development of infrastructures.
The Governor was felicitated on being conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, 2018 at the foundation day celebration
During the celebration, the meritorious students of Post Graduate, BDS were given gold medals.
Dr A.Santa Singh, Director, RIMS said a Helicopter will be stationed at RIMS
and will be utilized to cater to the needs of patients in far-flung areas in the state.
He said the cost of CT Scan, MRI, X-Ray and other tests have been reduced.