Imphal: Governor Dr Najma Heptulla said good infrastructure and equipments are required for doing research works hence it is necessary to upgrade the standard of equipment and machines.
Speaking as Chief Guest at the inaugural function of “Digital Radiography & High End Ultrasonography Machines” in the department of Radio Diagnosis, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) at Jubilee Hall, RIMS, Imphal, she said RIMS has come a long way since its establishment in 1972 and it has now become the only regional Institute to provide services to all the North Eastern States in the field of medical, dental, nursing education.
Although RIMS faces lack of infrastructure, it has made a tremendous progress over the years with its talented teachers, doctors, etc, she added.
Manipur, she said, being a state with a large area in the hilly terrain where communication is difficult, the task of providing medical aid to people in far flung areas of the state is also challenging.
Flying dispensary, which our state will soon have, under a Central government scheme will introduce a system of health outreach service to the remote rural and hill areas, she said.