IMPHAL: The Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, (RIMS) Imphal celebrated 74th
Independence Day in RIMS, Imphal on Saturday. Prof. A. Santa Singh, Director hoisted national
flag in front of Administrative Block of RIMS, Imphal.
The celebration was followed by award function infront of A Block, RIMS, Imphal. Prof. A. Santa Singh awarded cash awards to Prof. Ch. Arunkumar Singh, Medical Superintendent of
RIMS Hospital, Prof. Kh. Sulochana Devi, Professor in-charge of Virology Research & Diagnostic Laboratory, Prof. Kh. Ranjana Devi, Head of Department of Microbiology, RIMS, Prof. Th. Suraj Singh, Professor in-charge of Multi-Disciplinary Research Unit, Mrs. Sh. Lata Devi, Nursing Superintendent of RIMS Hospital, Manihar Singh, Chief Security Officer of MSS and L. Hemchandra Singh, Vice President of CRED.
The cash awards were given in recognition of the sacrificed made by the frontline health workers such as doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, civil security services and sanitary health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Director also announced that a HELP DESK will be open in RIMS Hospital especially for patients coming from the far flung areas of hill districts of Manipur in particular and village area in general. This HELP DESK will help people coming from far flung areas of hill districts while coming for treatment in RIMS Hospital and to improve the patient care services of RIMS Hospital. We need to work and fight the COVID-19 pandemic together.
At the outset of his speech, the Director remembered Major Laishram Jyotin Singh, an Army doctor who died fighting a suicide bomber in Kabul, who was conferred the country’s highest peacetime gallantry medal, Ashok Chakra, posthumously at the 62nd Republic Day parade.
We feel proud that RIMS could produce such courageous doctor for the nation. The Director announced the proposal to name RIMS Sports Medicine Complex under the name of Dr. Laishram Jyotin Singh as an honour to his supreme sacrifice.