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Facelift For Health Sector In Hill Areas On The Card

IMPHAL, Jun 8: To extend primary health benefits to the remote hill areas of the State, a sum of Rs 50 crores has been earmarked in the current fiscal to construct buildings for primary health centre and primary sub-health centre. Addressing the gathering at the inaugural function of a primary sub-health... 

Ukhrul HIV Patients In Dire Straits

IMPHAL, May 27: In the absence of a Community Care Centre (CCC) and CD4 count facility, people afflicted by HIV and AIDS of Ukhrul district have been facing untold miseries. Under such circumstances, people infected by HIV/AIDS are being compelled to go to Imphal for treatment or resign to their fates. CD4... 

KCP (MC) Threat Forces Closure Of RIMS OPD

RIMS-OPD wears a deserted look. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 24 : The OPD services of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), which is being proposed to be upgraded to the status of AIIMS, has remained shut indefinitely from today following threats from a faction of the proscribed KCP. In... 

Profiling The Child Of The Heart To Heart Film, RCI Shows The Way Of Philanthropy

Rishikanta (R) poses for the lens with a friend. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 22: Having survived a serious threat to life in the early stage and today transformed to a healthy kid, thanks to the noble ‘Heart to Heart’ project of Rotary Club of Imphal, eight years old Mayanglambam Rishikanta... 

Five More In Line For Heart To Heart Benefits

IMPHAL, May 22: Sustaining its noble project christened, ‘Heart to heart’, Rotary Club of Imphal (RCI) president Dr Modhumangol Singh announced that four children with congenital heart disease would undergo surgery/treatment in the first week of June this year. The 14th batch of beneficiaries under... 

State Nursing Gets A Boost Up

IMPHAL, May 20: Upgradation and redesignation of the post of Nursing Superintendent and Deputy Nursing Superintendent, which were under the Deputy Director of Directorate of Health Services, as Joint Director Nursing and Deputy Director Nursing respectively has been hailed as a step towards all round... 

State Joins Candlelight Memorial Day Observance

Family members taking part in the Candlelight observance. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 15: Joining rest of the world, the State today remembered hundreds of lives lost to HIV/AIDS with the observance of International AIDS Candle- light Memorial Day. Deliberation on issues related to the dreaded... 

New PHC Block Inaugurated

IMPHAL, May 2: Health and Family Welfare Minister L Jayantakumar inaugurated a newly constructed block of PHC Mekola yesterday. With the inauguration of the extension building, the PHC has now 19 beds. Minister L Jayantakumar, who was the chief guest of the function, declared that the PHC would function... 
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State Gears Up For World Veterinary Day

IMPHAL, Apr 28: As observed across the world every year on the last Saturday of April, the World Veterinary Day would be observed on April 30 under the aegis of the World Veterinary Association based at New York. Talking to The Sangai Express about the World Veterinary Day, Principal Investigator of... 

Med Mercenaries

It was a harrowing experience to say the least. It was the fourth day of the Yaoshang festival, that is, 22nd March, 2011. There was a “Shumang Leela” event in the evening. I had just reached my work place at about 3:30 pm as I wanted to catch up with some pending work. I was just beginning to make... 

Extortion, Fear And Post Traumatic Stress

Uncle Matt was a diligent and honest man. He lives up to his reputation and was venerated by the society. His contribution to the rural folks such as in helping looking into the affairs of the elderly population to the youths and even to the young age groups was enormous. He was one of the few persons... 

Unqualified Pharmacists Cram Imphal

IMPHAL, Apr 16: Many pharmacies are being run without requisite qualifications of having completed Diploma in Pharmacy or Bachelor in Pharmacy. An official source in the Directorate of Health Services said that under the Pharmacy Act 1948, pharmacies should be opened under supervisors who have completed... 

BRIEF NEWS: April 17, 2011

Rogue subedar IMPHAL, Apr 16: Allegation has been leveled against a JCO holding the rank of Subedar and posted at the Assam Rifles ‘Transit Camp’ located near Minuthong. According to two persons, who identified them- selves as representatives of a supplier related to military civic action...