IMPHAL: The Department of Oncology Radiation of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Tuesday observed World Rose Day at the conference hall of the department.
The Chief Guest of the function, minister of Education and Labour Th. Radheshyam, expressed his appreciation towards the profession of the doctors during the interaction with the Doctors, Nurses and Staffs.
Whenever a person is sick, they visit the doctors for immediate relief which cannot be found anywhere else and the Department of Oncology Radiation of RIMS and the doctors are well known outside the state, the Minister said. He continued that many people suggest the doctors of the Department of Oncology Radiation of RIMS whenever any patient visits hospitals outside the State and he is really proud of the doctors serving in this institute.
During the observance function, Thokchom Radheshyam said that Doctors are like demigod as they have a few great qualities different from others. Doctors did see, listen and feel what others didn’t and give their best effort to take care of their patients during treatment, he added.
Quoting the sentence “love can open all the gates”, the Minister further stated that ill people should be given utmost care and love by all to imbibe strength, bring cheer and hope into their lives. It is the Doctors who devote most part of their life rendering service in treatment of their patients. He also appealed the public not to blame the doctors, in case of occurrence of any untoward incidents, despite sincere efforts and attempts on their part.
The Minister also interacted with cancer patients at Regional Cancer Centre, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal.
World Rose Day is observed on 22nd September in the memory of 12-year-old Melinda Rose from Canada who was diagnosed with Askin’s Tumour, a rare form of blood cancer and her efforts to bring cheer and hope into the lives of other patients, even in the face of her own disease.
The Minister also presented roses and gifts to the cancer patient wishing for their good health. A short interaction between the Minister and the Post Graduate students of the Radiation Oncology Department followed the observance function, whereby the Minister gave certain motivating words to the students and wished for their bright future.
RIMS Director, Prof. A. Santa Singh, Medical Superintendent Prof. Ch. Arun Kumar Singh, Professors of the Department, Post Graduate students and other staff of the department attended the function.