Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singhon Wednesdayexpressed the need to encourage private sector as everything cannot be accommodated in the government sector.
Chief Minister Singh was speaking at the signing of a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Shija Hospitals and Research Institute Pvt Ltd and Sun and Sands Enterprises Pvt Ltd for the development of ‘Shija Health City’ in Manipur at the conference hall of the Chief Minister’s office.
Maintaining that such MoU would definitely help those poor and needy people of the State, he said, “We have to encourage PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model for the welfare of the people.”
Terming the signing of the historic moment is an outcome of the North East Development Summit (NEDS) 2017 which was held in November in 2017, he said the government is trying its best to execute a number of MoUs with outside investors in the comings days. After the NEDS 2017, many investors are visiting the State to invest their money in various sectors.
In his brief speech, Chairman cum Managing Director, Dr Palin Kh of Shija Hospitals said that Manipur has all the potentials like human resources, geographical advantage, India’s Act East Policy, tourism, powerhouse of sports and there is a huge demand of our nurses and paramedics in countries like Japan and Singapore. More than 700 Manipuri students are undergoing MBBS course in foreign countries, Dr Palin further said.
Meanwhile Chief Executive Officer Rahul Narvekar of Sun and Sands Enterprises Pvt Ltd said Manipur has largest number of trained nurse in the country after Kerala and they can be utilized abroad after giving language training. He also assured that his company would build 100 start-up entrepreneurs from Manipur.
State Minister for Health and Family Welfare L Jayantakumar Singh, Minister for Water Resources and Youth Affairs and Sports Letpao Haokip, Chief Secretary R.R Rashmi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Vineet Joshi, Commissioner (Health) Sumant Singh, officials of Shija Hospitals and Research Institute Pvt Ltd attended the function.
The Shija Health City Manipur is a 200 acres mega project with an estimated project cost of about Rs 3,500 crores. Major features of the Shija Health City Manipur are 2300 bedded hospital, Medical College up to 250 students intake, Dental College, Nursing College, Hotel & hospitality management institute, Cancer Hospital, Drugs and surgical consumable manufacturing plants, Residential Complex, Shopping complex, Ambulance including Helicopter Services etc.