Imphal: Rajya Sabha MP and titular king Leishemba Sanajaoba has urged the concerned experts and doctors to promote climate resilient healthcare facilities, adopt environment-friendly technologies and to use energy-efficient services in the healthcare service.
Attending a one-day seminar held on the theme “Swasth Bharat, Carbon Shunya Bharat and State Level Painting Competition” on Sunday, Leishemba Sanajaoba stated that India’s greenhouse gas emissions are mainly from electricity and heat, agriculture, forestry and land use manufacturing and construction, transport, healthcare, industry, buildings etc.
He further stated that India is also a signatory to the Male Declaration on Building Health Systems Resilience to Climate Change, 2017.
He maintained that India is committed to promoting climate-resilient healthcare facilities and adopting environment-friendly technologies and using energy-efficient services.
He informed that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India also identified two components underlying the principle of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle; lowering carbon emissions in health facilities: strengthening of management of energy, water, and waste at the facility level and promoting lifestyle changes for patients, attendants and human resources at the facility.
It is high time that we all work together and aim to achieve carbon-neutral and climate-resillent health facilities, he added.
Dr. Koijam Mani Bhushan Singh, Head of Department of Environment Science, DM College of Science, Dhanamanjuri University, Imphal, Dr. S. Priyokumar Singh, Former Director, Science & Technology and Environment, Government of Manipur, Prof. (Dr. Ing Bakimchandra Dinam, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT, Manipur and Dr. Aditya K, Josh IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Government of Manipur spoke as resource persons of the seminar.
Prof. N. Sanjib Singh, Medical Superintendent, RIMS Hospital, Dr. Aditya K. Joshi, IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Government of Manipur and Prof Paonam Gunindro Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University of Culture, Imphal graced the occasion as President and Guests of Honour respectively.
A state-level painting competition was also held in two categories. In category I, N. Korounganba, Heritage Convent, Uripok, S. Purel Mangang, St. George High School, Wangkhei and Laishram Bidyananda, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Lamphel got 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively. In category II, Sunaina Saikhom, Kendra Vidyalaya, Lamphel, Thiyam Jesina Devi, RK Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya and Ningombom Bolero, Shishu Nishtha Niketan got 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.
Medical Superintendent, RIMS Hospital, Prof. N. Sanjit Singh distributed prizes to the winners of the State Level Painting Competition.