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Foundation stone for 50-bedded hospital laid at Noney

Health and IPR Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh laid the foundation stone for the construction of a Trauma Centre at CHC, Nungba, a 50-bedded sub-district hospital and an Amusement Park at Rangpang, Longmai in Noney district, yesterday.

Speaking as chief guest, Sapam Ranjan said that primary health care system needs to be focused and improved. Without strengthening primary health care, tertiary health care system will hardly be able to improve. The Government is trying to improve overall health care system in the State. All the sections under Medical Department need to join hands and work with dedication for bringing a change in this sector, he informed.

The Minister maintained that the Government has launched many health care schemes at the State and Central level. TB Mukt Bharat, PMJAY, Ayushman Bharat Abhiyan, Chief Minister’s Hakshel for All, CMHA etc. are some of the examples which may be cited. The Government has set 2025 as target for complete elimination of TB disease from the country which is five years ahead of the WHO target, he added.

Sapam Ranjan also assured construction of buildings at areas where there are no physical building for Primary Health Centres in Noney district. He also assured that required machines and equipment of the CHC and PHCs in Noney district will be provided on priority basis.

He appealed to all the medical professionals concerned and staff to serve the public with dedication and sincerity. The Minister also advised to maintain and keep the hospital and its surroundings need and clean and added that the staff need to have a sense of belongingness.

Chairman Hills Area Committee, MLA Dipu Gangmei, Director, Health Services Manipur, Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang, Director NHM, Manipur Dr Somorjit Ningombam graced the occasion as president and guests of honour respectively. Officials and staff of Medical Directorate and NHM, Manipur, CSOs of Noney district and others also attended the occasion.

Later, the Minister inspected the present status of the CHC, Noney and also interacted with the staff. The Sangai Express

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