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CM INAUGURATES 10 BED ICU WARD AND TELE ICU HUB

GOVERNMENT OF MANIPUR

CHIEF MINISTER’S SECRETARIAT: IMPHAL

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CM INAUGURATES 10 BED ICU WARD AND TELE ICU HUB

Imphal, 3rd May 2022 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today inaugurated a 10 Bed ICU Ward and TeleICU Hub at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal. The Inaugural Function which was held at the Auditorium of JNIMS was organised by Directorate of Health Services, Government of Manipur.

Apart from JNIMS, Imphal, TeleICU will be supported at District Hospital, Ukhrul; Community Health Centre (CHC), Sekmai; District Hospital, Jiribam; CHC, Nungba; CHC, Kangpokpi; District Hospital, Kamjong; Sub-District Hospital, Moreh; CHC, Parbung; District Hospital, Bishnupur; CHC, Kakching; District Hospital, Senapati; District Hospital, Thoubal; District Hospital, Chandel; District Hospital, Tamenglong and District Hospital, Churachandpur.

With the TeleICU facilities, patients being treated at Intensive Care Units of Districts hospitals and other TeleICU supported hospitals will be able to access observation by specialist doctors through the TeleICU Hub set up at JNIMS. JNIMS will act as the teleconsultation hub. It will share expertise and provide handholding support to the doctors in District Hospitals in delivery of critical care services in rural areas.

Speaking at the inaugural function, Shri N. Biren Singh lauded the team of 10 Bed ICU project for taking up such a useful initiative to provide humanitarian service to the people. He added that the TeleICU would help address, to some extent, the problem faced due to shortage of specialist doctors at health centres of different districts. On seeing, he expressed his appreciation for using quality equipments and machines for the TeleICU Hub at JNIMS.

Stating that health should be the first priority, he maintained that there shouldn’t be any compromise on the quality of equipments procured for use in hospitals and health centres and added that the State Government would not tolerate this matter. He stressed the need to perform our duties sincerely, maintaining our professional integrity and ethics. Mentioning that doctors and nurses are not less than God to their patients, he appealed to them to freely come up with their grievances, if any, but not resort to any form of disturbance to their humanitarian service for patients.

Continuing that the State had witnessed development in many sectors, the Chief Minister informed that the State Government had been discussing to set up a hospital at AIIMS level and added that sanction for construction of a maternity hospital had been accorded. He also expressed his Government’s strong stand against corruption in any form and stressed the necessity of giving awareness against corruption so that the same could be rooted out from grass root level.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan, CAF & PD Minister Shri Leishangthem Susindro, Social Welfare Minister Shri Heikham Dingo, MLA for Keirao AC Shri L. Rameshwor, MLA for Lamlai AC Shri Khongbantabam Ibomcha, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary Shri V. Vumlunmang, Managing Director, eGov Shri Srikanth Nadhamuni, Director, Health Service Dr. K. Rajo, Director, JNIMS Shri Laishram Deben, doctors and nurses also attended the inaugural function among others.