IMPHAL: Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal, a premier Medical Institute in the region has been equipped with brand new high tech equipment, giving a ray of hope for boosting up health care facilities to the needy patients.
Recently, two Karl Storz Laparoscopic set (Germany) with high definition camera has been installed in Department of General Surgery, apart from one Karl Storz Laparoscopic set with high definition camera for Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery development and two Karl Storz 3D Laparoscopy sets (Germany) for Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Other equipment installed in the hospital include three high end 4D coloured doppler USG machines in Radiology department (one exclusive for Casualty), two high end 4D coloured doppler in Obstetrics and Gynecology, two very high end 4D USG with TEE probe for Anesthesia department for use in nerve blocking advance anesthesia, one very high end 4D ECHO (GE Vavid E-95 4D) for Department of Cardiology.
Department of Radiology, RIMS has been equipped with three new 4D Color doppler USG machines( including one portable), two new high frequency 600 mA X machines and four new portable X machines.
Earlier, the medical institute was facing shortages of such high tech equipment, compelling the needy patients to visit nearby private laboratories for necessary medical tests which usually charge huge amounts. With the recent installation of new high tech infrastructures/machineries in almost all departments, RIMS has achieved a milestone of improvement in treatment of needy patients, sources said adding that almost all private laboratories which stood in and around the RIMS have started shutting down their business after RIMS procured new equipment.
Credit for such positive improvement in health care sector in the medical Institute goes to Director Dr A Santa Singh, who made his best effort to procure new machineries for the hospital by seeking more funds from the Centre, the source said, RIMS was lagging behind in health care sector due to lack of high tech infrastructure/equipment as the previous RIMS Authority could not seek more fund from the centre necessary for improvement of the Hospital.
Unlike the past, the Centre Government is also now keen to develop RIMS and its infrastructure. Around 100 Cr have been sanctioned for procurement of new infrastructure of the Medical Institute, the source said adding that frequent bandhs, protests and the current Covid-19 pandemic have crippled complete procurement and installation of infrastructures.
Patients need no longer be carried on a wheelchair for X-ray imaging as X-ray machines are installed inside the Wards itself. OT rooms have been installed with new high tech Air conditioners that can eliminate viruses in the air.
Notably, RIMS Imphal was the only medical institute in the North-east to figure amongst the top 40 medical institutions and universities in the countries. It could occupy 38th rank in National Institutional Ranking Framework of Human Resource Development, Government of India.