A rally in connection with Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara was flagged in Imphal on Sunday.
Starting from western gate of historic Kangla fort in Imphal town, the rally continued up to JNIMS, a state run hospital at Poromopat in Imphal East district where a function was organized in relation with the observation of Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara, according to official sources.
Manipur health and family welfare minister L Jayantakumar Singh has flagged off the rally.
It was joined by chief executive officer Ravindra Singh of state health agency, Manipur, joint director health, Rang Peter, director, (Health) Dr K Rajo Singh, director (JNIMS) Dr Th Bhimo Singh, additional director health, Dr Shyamsunder Singh, Y Rajiv Singh, state programe manager, National Health Mission, Manipur.
Before flagging off the rally minister Jayantakumar expressed to the media persons that the rally was being organized as a mark to celebrate the completion of one year of Ayushman Bharat which was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Minister also maintained that such rally will help to highlight the health schemes introduced by the government.
Speaking at main the function, Jayantakumar Singh said that the direction of health service and its system has been changed towards a new course.
Health service is now, no longer limited to the treatment or medication of a sick person.
The new concept of health service includes wellness of the people.
It aims to let the people live healthily and happily.
Many welfare schemes of the people have been covered under the new health policy of the government, minister added.
He said that the government has introduced many health schemes with the objective to maintain hygiene of the people covering right from childhood to adult.
District Early Intervention Centre, DEICs and Geriatric Centre have been opened at many hospitals including sub-divisional hospitals with the aim to provide health care and preventive care service to the newly born children and aged adults.
People also need to have awareness about the beneficial health schemes of the government, he added.
He also appealed the medical professionals to maintain professional ethics so to build understandings with the public.
Officials and staff from health and National Health Mission, Manipur, doctors, nurses, medical and nursing students etc. also joined the rally.