Imphal: Health & IPR Minister of Manipur, Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh, flagged off the district residency programme for the postgraduate medical students of the state. The flagging-off occasion was held at the Medical Directorate, Lamphelpat, Impha, on Monday.
The postgraduate medical residents will be dispersed to different district hospitals and will serve for three months as a part of their curriculum. The postgraduate medical students are from the Regional Institute of Medical Science, (RIMS) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS).
Wishing the postgraduate students well before departing from the Medical Directorate Office, Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh said that such a programme is made mandatory by the National Medical Council. It also signifies the responsibility of a post-graduate resident.
He said that as a medical professional, one should learn the medical protocols for sure. The motto of the medical profession is to serve people with sincerity. So, one should deliver good service to the people, he added.
Later, the ministerial team also inspected the new construction work of the health directorate office and its surroundings.
Additional Chief Secretary, V. Vumlunmang; Director, Health Services Manipur, Dr. Kh. Sasheekumar Mangang; officials and staff of the Medical Directorate, officials from RIMS and JNIMS, and others were also present on the occasion.