Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated four facilities of RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sciences) in Imphal on Sunday. The facilities inaugurated today were New MRI Block with 3-Tesla MRI Machine, New PG Ladies Hostel-100 capacity (G+3), New Neuro ICU Block and newly constructed College of Nursing (News Block).
Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the recently developed facilities in the presence of Lok Sabha MP, RK Ranjan Singh, Rajya Sabha MP, Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba, Principal Secretary (Health & Family Welfare), Vumlunmang Vualnam, Director, RIMS Prof. Ahanthem Santa Singh and Medical Superintendent, RIMS, Prof. Hemam Priyosakhi Devi and among others.
Addressing the occasion, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since the year 2014, is making all efforts for the development of Northeast and Northeast people. According to Dr Vardhan, in cabinet meetings Modi personally reviews all the plans for every minister. He also said that Union ministers are visiting Northeast regularly, drafting plans and ensuring for successful implementation of the programmes and schemes. “The Prime Minister himself is monitoring every sector including health, education, communication etc,” added the Union minister.
Talking on the health trend, Dr Vardhan said that Ayushman Bharat is one of the most ambitious programmes of this government and that there is no comparison of this scheme in all over the world. According to him, around 45-60 crores of poor people of this country have access to any of the 24,000 hospitals of the country under the Ayushman Scheme. Already 1,70,00,000 hospital admissions were recorded and benefitted from this scheme, he added.
Dr Harsh Vardhan then lauded the RIMS authority for enabling the completion of the facilities despite the hardships being faced by the authority due to COVID-19 induced lockdown. The Union minister assured all possible assistance from his ministry to develop the RIMS as one of the best healthcare centres, not only in the northeast region but also in the country.
He then said that the Centre had already decided to create 75 new medical colleges in remote districts of the country where the people continue to suffer for years and are deprived of basic healthcare, education and all other facilities.