Imphal, June 19 (NENA): With an aim to help poor patients suffering from renal (kidney) disease in the state, Chief Minister N Biren Singh today launched the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP) at the Mini Auditorium, JNIMS, Imphal.
The function was jointly organised by Directorate of Health Services, Manipur and SHS, National Health Mission, Manipur.
Speaking as chief guest of the function, Biren Singh said, “Medical practitioners should treat the patients with human touch. Among various professions, particularly those who are in medical profession cannot say “sorry” to their patients,” said the Chief Minister.
He mentioned that people’s respect and importance shown to the doctors and nurses should never be let down, adding that the medical practitioners should find out on why people do not trust government hospitals for medical treatment.
Apart from JNIMS and RIMS, the government would start the Pradhan Mantri Dialysis Programme in all the district hospitals of the State soon.
Chief Minister further said, “I believe that if we discuss and work collectively, the rarest of the rare medical cases can be easily treated in the State.”
Highlighting the various schemes and programmes initiated under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that various welfare schemes have been implemented to reach out to the poorest of the poor in the country.
He emphasised that the new government was formed with certain mission to bring development in the state and the government is committed to show and bring practical visible changes in the Manipur.
The objective of launching various websites, anti-corruption cell and WhatsApp numbers is to regulate and check the mistakes on the part of the government so that due punishment can be given to those persons or departments, he added.
Biren Singh further mentioned that the government is planning to revive the state transportation services and city bus services will be made available soon, adding that people should be encouraged to use public transport system so that people can minimize traffic congestion and pollution.
He said that a post of Traffic SP will be created soon. He appealed that the government seeks the suggestion from experts and people so that the government can maintain transparency and regulate the system.
During the function, Chief Minister presented a cheque of Rs 25 lakh each to the Director of RIMS and JNIMS. Minister for Health and Family Welfare, L Jayantakumar Singh, Parliamentary Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) S Subhaschandra Singh, Commissioner Health, Sumant Singh and Director, RIMS, .K Dinesh were also present at the event.