Imphal: Health & IPR Minister, Dr. S. Ranjan Singh inaugurated the Agenda Manipur Immersion, a two-day training programme on Health Care System at Radian Resort, Maibakhul, Imphal East Tuesday.
The training was organized by ECHO India, a non-profit organisation in partnership with National Health Mission (NHM) Manipur.
Speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural occasion, Minister Dr. S. Ranjan said that the Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Manipur, is constantly working towards its mission of ensuring equitable and accessible healthcare to all, especially the underserved population.
The strengthening of our state’s healthcare system can be brought forth by empowering medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, and Medical Officers (MOs), to upskill themselves and enhance their knowledge of recent developments in treatment protocols and medical knowhow.
As our country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and its challenges, capacity-building initiatives are now more important than ever, and owing to technological advancements digital healthcare services are acting as enablers.
Giving opening address at the occasion, MD, NHM Manipur, Dr. Somorjit Ningobam, maintained that the right utilisation of technology can be quite beneficial for knowledge dissemination, and ECHO India’s capacity-building programs based on the ECHO Model are an excellent example.
The sessions will help to gather information easily accessible and learning all the more insightful for healthcare workers. The comprehensive capacity-building programs facilitated by ECHO India have been a great learning opportunity for our healthcare workforce, allowing them to offer quality care and treatment to patients, he informed.
Speaking as special guest, General Manager of Projects at ECHO India Dr. Haresh Chandwani, said that collaborations in Manipur have always been geared towards strengthening the state’s healthcare infrastructure. To date, ECHO India has partnered with State Tuberculosis Cell (STC) Manipur and the Manipur Nursing Council, with the initiatives being focused on Tuberculosis treatment and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), he added.