Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has stressed on the need to set up a medical research unit to study the reasons for prevalence of some particular ailments in the State.
He was speaking at the inaugural function of Shija Expands for Technology, Safety, Volume, Vision and Value System at the complex of Shija Hospitals and Research Institute, Langol in Imphal West District on Saturday.
Biren also inaugurated MRI/CT machine, General Ward, Cath Laboratory, Dialysis Unit, Modular OT, Central Sterile Services Department and Effluent Treatment Plant of the private hospital as part of the function.
Stating that food is highly suspected to be the reason for the prevalence of certain diseases in the State, he offered the private hospital to extend all possible assistance from the State Government in instituting a modern medical research unit regarding the matter.
Stating that many positive developments are coming up regarding trade relations and other economic activities with the South East Asian nations, the Chief Minister said that introduction of VISA on arrival facility at Moreh and Imphal-Mandalay bus service are some of the encouraging ventures which will become a reality soon.
Health Minister L Jayantakumar Singh, who attended the function as guest of honour, said that healthcare should be made affordable to all sections of the public though huge sum of money is spent by the hospitals in acquiring sophisticated and modern equipment.
He also observed that doctors, nurses and hospital staff should serve the public with humane touch. Stating that human life is precious, and every country gives utmost importance to healthcare, the Minister said that it is not possible to enhance healthcare system without modern technology.