Imphal: Manipur Governor La. Ganesan Tuesday inaugurated two 10 Kilo Litre (KL) Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) plants at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Jubilee Hall, here.
Ganesan said the inauguration marks another significant event in the rejuvenation of the great Institute of Medical Sciences in NE Region. The governor said that he visited RIMS not only for the inauguration but also to encourage all to pursue the excellence that we all know this place is capable of.
RIMS Imphal, is one of the great institutions, as far as health care is concerned, not only in the NE States but also compared to other States of the country, he said.
The Governor further stated that over many years, the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) has done the nation a great service by producing many young doctors’ and specialists’ to contribute to health care sector. During the early days of its establishment RIMS was known as the Regional Medical College (RMC) and was a highly respected health care institution even then.
Expressing his optimism, the Governor said that the Doctors and Medical students here will extend full help to the needy patients irrespective of positions and emphasised the unity goal of the same purpose that Doctors and Medical students fully support patients in the Hospital. It is, indeed, a matter of great satisfaction that the RIMS has these two 10KL Liquid Medical Oxygen Plants which is quite indispensable at this critical juncture of COVID-19 pandemic. This will really be a great relief on the part of the authorities as RIMS itself experienced untold hardships during the peak period of COVID, so he appreciated the current management, especially the Director, Dr A Santa Singh and all staff of RIMS for taking initiatives for the welfare of the emerging professionals.
RIMS Nurses Association expressed their gratitude to him for the constant support and encouragement he has been rendering to the Doctors, Nurses and attendants.
Some of the significant initiatives like providing free vaccines against COVID – 19 and allowing nurse to quarantine after their duty, has been highly appreciated by all, he added.
The Governor advised the Doctors, Nurses and young medical students to take advantage of the health revolution that this Government has provided working hand in hand with institutions like the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences to seize the opportunities that have been given to them and work as hard as they could.
In the words of Dr Abdul Kalam, ‘A dream is not one that which you see in your sleep, it is something that does not let you sleep’.
Prof. A. Santa Singh Director, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) also said a DM (Nephrology) course was started from the academic session 2019-20 with an intake of 2 seats annually, M.Sc. Nursing course started in the College of Nursing, RIMS, Imphal from the academic session 2019 with an intake of 8 seats annually.
He said Bachelor Degree Course in Medical Lab Technology (MLT) & Medical Radiology & Imaging Technology (MRIT) started from the academic session 2019-20, RIMS has been allowed to open MD Course in Sports Medicine from the academic session 2020-21. The number of MBBS seats at RIMS, Imphal increased from 100 to 125 per annum to accommodate EWS category of students as per Govt. of India directive.
He said the total number of MBBS doctors passed out from RIMS, Imphal so far is 3560 and that of specialist doctors is 1968. 20 super specialist doctors have been produced by the institute.
282 B.Sc. Nursing graduates and 143 BDS doctors have also passed out from this institute. RIMS, Imphal is the only Medical College from the entire North East to figure amongst the top
50 medical institutes of India consecutively in the last three years. RIMS was in the top 40 in the year 2020 and was placed in the 28th Position in NIRF ranking 2019, released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.