IMPHAL: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated Level – I Trauma Care Centre at RIMS, Imphal through video conferencing at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Monday.
Speaking at the function, the Chief Minister stated that the primary objective of such a dedicated Trauma Centre is to bring down preventable deaths due to road accidents in the State. He appreciated the RIMS authorities and doctors for developing such a Trauma Care Centre in the State. He mentioned that the Trauma Centre would have ICU beds, HCU beds, trolley beds, operation theatres, CT-Scan machines, dialysis unit etc.
The Chief Minister then maintained that “we have highly qualified and experienced doctors and healthcare workers as compared to other States”. He highlighted that the government acknowledges the “selfless” services rendered by doctors, nurses and paramedical staffs during this pandemic. He expressed his hope that the state would overcome the pandemic with such dedicated services of the healthcare workers. He further emphasized that public awareness campaign would play an important role to combat the disease.
Speaking on the occasion, Director of RIMS Prof. A. Shanta said that the number of ICU beds have been increased to 30 beds and more than 20 ventilators have been installed with a back up of another 30 ventilators in the Trauma Care Centre. Two Operation Theatres are available with two mobile X-Ray machines, he added. He appreciated the Chief Minister and government for the support and co-operation in developing such a Trauma Centre at RIMS.
It may be mentioned that the Trauma Care Centre was constructed by Manipur Tribal Development Corporation (MTDC) with an estimated cost of Rs. 11.34 crores sanctioned by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The Trauma Centre was constructed under Capacity Building for developing Trauma Care Facilities on National Highways.