RIMS has become more focused towards education and patient care service: Prof. A Santa
IMPHAL: Director of RIMS Professor A Santa has expressed happiness that after a gap of 14 years the Board of Governors meeting of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) was successfully held in the year 2019 during his tenure.
The board of governors which is the highest decision making body of the institute is headed by the Union Minister of health and family welfare as the president, chief minister of Manipur as vice-president and director of the institute as secretary.
Professor A. Santa Singh was speaking as the chief guest at the 49th foundation day celebration of the institute at Jubilee Hall on Monday.
He spoke at length about the achievement of the institute. Over the years, the institute has become more focused towards education and patient care service, he said adding that the Surgical ICU has been renovated and improved. A Level 1 Trauma Care Centre (with ICU and HDU facility, centralized pipelines for medical gas, suction, gas manifold, 2 Operation Theatre etc) has become functional. A 10- bedded new dialysis Centre with Haemodialysis machine is also ready for functioning. More rooms in the Paying ward have been upgraded. Equipment such as Laparoscopic sets (5 nos.), ICU Ventilators (59 nos.), Haemodialysis machines (10 nos.), Ultrasonography machines (7 nos.), X-ray machines (6 nos.), High end Anesthesia Workstation (9nos.), Defibrillators (10 nos.), Surgical Operating Microscope (for ENT Dept.), Brain Retractor System, Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration, Echocardiography machine, Halter machine, Blood Gas Analyzer, multiparameter monitors, Plasma Sterilizer, RT PCR with Extraction Unit, RT Micro PCR Workstation, -80°C/ -20°C Deep Freezers, Elisa Readers and Washers, OT Lamps, OT Tables, ICU beds, Hospital beds, Simulators for Skill Lab etc. have been procured during the year.
According to the director, a new 3- Tesla MRI machine is currently under installation in the new OPD Building and is expected to be operational in a few weeks’ time.
The institute has carried out a number of construction works and major repair and renovation works. Some of the assets created are a public washroom facility near Dental College OPD, OT for Obs and Gynae Department. A Trauma Care Centre has been established. A new Dialysis Centre has been set up.
It was mentioned that a hostel for girl students of College of Nursing which can accommodate about 40 students has also been commissioned. Construction of separate new buildings for the Dental College, Nursing College is almost completed and can be commissioned soon. Pharmacology Laboratory, Class Room cum Examination Hall, Post Graduate Ladies Hostel with 100 capacities is nearing completion and can be utilized in a few weeks’ time. Compound walls, roads, footpath have been constructed a different areas of the campus.
Despite the many constraints, RIMS, Imphal is fully committed to complementing government effort of reducing the maternal and child mortality rate and furthermore, control the spread of preventable diseases. To this effect, the institute is implementing many schemes such as PMJAY, JSSK, JSY, RBSK, CMHT, RCC etc.
Prof. A. Santa Singh stated that the institute is focusing to scale higher targets in the healthcare sector which is evolving rapidly. The bigger picture is to make healthcare more accessible and affordable to our populace and thanked the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India for fully supporting and backing the institute in its endeavour to reach greater heights.
Further, Professor Brogen Singh Akoijam who attended the celebration as presidium member announced that the institute was renaming both Ladies & Gents Hostel based on famous flowers and mountains of the state.
The Dean, school of medical sciences MU, Professor Kh. Sulochana Devi and medical superintendent RIMS professor Ch. Arunkumar Singh attended as the presidium members of the function.