Landmine Victim Languishes In RIMS For Last One Year, An Indifferent Govt Sums Up Woes Of Teenager

Ngampao Haokip waits for his right leg to be amputated. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jun 9: A teenage boy, a victim of landmine has been languishing without any hope of living a normal life again in a hospital ward in Imphal for over one year without any compensation from the Government. His left leg and right arm have been amputated and his right leg is set to meet the same fate shortly. On...

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 this connection, Medical Superintendent in-charge of RIMS Prof H Shanti Singh said that the decision...

Nurses’ Contributions Reverberate On Nurses Day

Nurses Day being celebrated at RIMS Jubilee hall. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 12: The nursing staff of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) celebrated Nurses Day at RIMS Jubilee hall today. RIMS Director Prof Dr S Sekharjit and RIMS Medical Superintendent Prof Dr H Shanti were the chief guest and president of the celebration respectively. RIMS Deputy Director M Chandramani, RIMS...

Which First—Peace Or Development? Justice First!

Which first, “Peace” or “Development”?—has been a very purposeful and fundamental question in the conflict and violence ridden Manipur. The argument goes… When peace is in its best position, development will flourish, or in the absence of development, peace has no chance. The contextual understanding of development in the question though mainly concerned with the constructional activities...

Women Hurdle Health Challenges To Save Manipur

Conflict has marked life in India‘s northeastern state of Manipur for over six decades now. It has affected the lives of people, especially women in many direct and indirect ways. This is a region where even something as basic as clean drinking water is scarce. In many areas, people use either pond water or river water, neither of which is free from contamination. There has also been a substantial...

The Ruckus Over RIMS MS

One of the most important factors for a country/state to develop and prosper is that the concept of “Separation of Power” (the Legislature, the executives and the judiciary) should be strictly maintained and adhered to or else clashes between them is inevitable especially between the judiciary and the executives (The lock horn syndrome) and it is the General public who has to suffer for no fault...

MU Team To Decide Fate Of RIMS Nursing College

IMPHAL, Mar 26: An official team of Manipur University will reassess overall condition of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) before a definite decision is taken in connection with grant of recognition to the proposed Nursing College of RIMS. Students of the nursing college are supposed to appear for examinations under the supervision/conduct of MU but the varsity declined to either recognize...

Manipur Student Consigned To Flames

Irom Roger. Image Credit: Deccan Herald. IMPHAL, Mar 23: The last rites of Irom Roger Singh, who was allegedly gunned down by a group of five youths that included Manipur sports minister N Biren Singh’s son N Ajay Meetei, were performed on Tuesday. As a preventive measure, the district magistrate (Imphal East) has issued indefinite prohibitory orders under CrPC in the district. The minister’s...

RIMS Authorities Lobby With Manipur University

IMPHAL, Mar 9: Authorities of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) claimed to have held discussions with officials concerned of Manipur University to accommodate 38 nursing students of RIMS College of Nursing in the forthcoming examinations. Talking to the Sangai Express, RIMS Director Dr S Shekharjit said inspite of the controversy over appointment of unqualified teaching faculties in the...

Govt Launches State Illness Assistance Fund

Health Minister L Jayantakumar during launch of the MSIAF scheme IMPHAL, Feb 21: with the stated objective of providing succor to patients belonging to the Below Poverty Line section of the society, the Government today launched The Manipur State illness Assistance Fund (MSIAF). The official MSIAF launch program was held at the conference hall of New Secretariat Minister Block in the presence of Health...

Despite High Prevalence Rate Cancer Death Record Unavailable

IMPHAL, Feb 20: Owing to apparent lack of communication between authorities of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and State’s Health Department record of casualties from cancerous diseases could not be maintained. While a RIMS official cited alleged inefficiency on the part of Vital Statistics Department of the Health Department for lack of precision on the number of cancer death cases,...

MBBS Seats Raised

IMPHAL, Feb 7: The number of MBBS seats in Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) would be raised from the present strength of 100 to 150. This was announced by Special Director General of the Ministry of Health Services Dr DC Jain at RIMS Jubilee Hall yesterday while interacting with faculties of RIMS at the end of his two day visit to the institute. Apart from the seats reserved for students...

Ashok Chakra Brings Moments Of Pride And Tears In Maj Jyotin’s Family

IMPHAL, Jan 27: Even as the whole country is saluting the outstanding bravery of army doctor Major Laishram Jyotin Singh on whom the Nation has posthumously conferred the Ashok Chakra, the highest peace time gallantry award in the country, for the bereaved family members it is a time of mixed sentiments and emotions, soaking in the recognition given to the late Army officer as well as coming to terms...