Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday launched La-Bike, a mobile laboratory system fitted on a Motorcycle, which would provide diagnostic facilities at people’s doorstep.
Minister for Health and family Welfare L Jayantakumar Singh, Chairman L Susindro of Manipur State Power Distribution Corporatio Limited, Kshetrigao MLA N Indrajit, Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu, Principal Secretary (Health) V Vumlunmang, Director Health Services Dr K Rajo, Director Dr Th Bhimo of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), State Mission Director (National Health Mission) Dr S Manikanta Singh, faculties and students of JNIMS attended the launch at the main auditorium of JNIMS, Imphal East District.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the La-Bike has already started in some states of the country. Such portable equipment would be facilitating its laboratory services at the doorsteps of the people living in the remote and hilly areas of the State, he added.
He mentioned that such laboratory service would be available at the existing 85 PHCs of the state. For the first phase, a total of 20 La-Bike is being provided in 20 PHCs located at hill and valley districts of the State. The La-Bike would be provided in the remaining 65 PHCs soon, he added.
The chief minister stated that the government is planning to establish a Cancer hospital which would ease the woes of the cancer patients of the State.
The present government has initiated new schemes which are ‘human oriented’ such as Go to Village, Go to Hills, Chief Ministergi Hakselgi Tengbang, a health scheme, free diagnostics facilities etc. for the welfare of the people of the State, he added. He appealed to the doctors and medical practitioners of the state to deliver selfless service and uphold the people’s trust in government hospitals.