Imphal: Health & IPR Minister Dr S. Ranjan Singh has said that Manipur is a rich place for tourism. It is a god gifted land with a small population.
The Minister was speaking as Chief Guest at the occasion of the Celebration of the 4th Edition of India Arthritis and Osteoporosis Conclave, 2022, held at the Auditorium of JNIMS Saturday.
He stated the state has multidimensional prospects of tourism with a highly valued cultural heritage. It is a place with its history. The identity of the state in the field of sports tourism can not be denied. We have a good number of sports stars who have shined in the national and international arenas. The scenic beauties of the state are also a boon for attracting tourists from across the country and abroad. The government has been working at its best in this regard. A change can be seen shortly, he informed.
Ranjan maintained the human resources of the state are also an asset through which this land can move forward. Famous sports persons in different sports events like Weight lifting, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Athletics etc. may be cited. The Government has also created sports infrastructures. The focus of the government on sports medicine can also be highlighted, he added.
In the medical field, he informed that the state has four medical colleges including one under the private sector. Every year we have been producing medical graduates and young nurses. Our quality doctors, nurses and paramedical staff are distributed all over the country and even abroad. We have the feasibility for opening hospitals which the neighbouring countries can visit. We have also developed good connectivity with its improved law and order situation, he maintained
Dr Dhanajay Gupta, Director, of IAOC and Bone and Joints Care Societies, Dr Mahipal S. Bhanot, Bussiness Head, of Fortis Hospital, and Dr Atul Vaish, President, of Delhi Orthopaedic Association were among those who shared the dais during the Conclave.