Treat people with human touch : CM to doctors

IMPHAL, Jun 19 : Observing that doctors of the State do not lack knowledge and expertise, Chief Minister N Biren asserted that medical practitioners should treat patients with a human touch. He said this while launching the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP) at the mini auditorium of JNIMS today. The launching ceremony was jointly […]

MR man among two held for stealing gold

IMPHAL: Two persons, including a rifleman of 7 Manipur Rifles, involved in stealing gold jewelleries from an officers’ quarter of RIMS campus on May 9 last have been arrested by police. All the stolen gold jewelleries have also been recovered and handed over to the owner. The nabbed thieves are identified as Md Salim (27) […]

State health care scheme for needy in offing: Biren

IMPHAL | June 16: Chief minister N. Biren Singh said the state government is planning to introduce a health insurance scheme to provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford medical treatment. Air mobile healthcare facilities would be made available soon in Manipur, he added. He was speaking as the chief guest at the North East […]

Union Minister inspects RIMS

IMPHAL, May 31: Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel today inspected Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS). She was accorded a warm welcome by Director of the medical institute RK Dinesh who reminded the Union Minister that the Ministry concerned approved only Rs 175.17 crore against the proposed Rs 430 […]

Pregnant woman, mother murdered

IMPHAL, May 30: In a gruesome incident, an eight month pregnant woman and her mother were found dead with their throat slit in their respective bedrooms at Uripok Bachaspati Maning Leikai under Imphal Police station today at around 4.30 pm. The deceased pregnant woman has been identified as Soram Monika (30) while her mother has […]

Two dead in factional clash at Khoken village, one missing

KANGPOKPI | May 5: Amidst numerous highway crimes in Kangpokpi district, three persons allegedly from different militant outfits were abducted yesterday night at wee hours from Khoken village in New Keithelmanbi area under Gamnom Sapormeina PS, Saitu sub-division, Kangpokpi district. Among the three abducted persons two were found shot dead near Boljang village early this morning […]

Doctors receive penalty for the first time

Two doctors of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences Imphal (RIMS) were rewarded penalty today, to pay a compensation of Rs. 11, 05, 000 for negligence resulting to the death of a patient. The judgement was made today in the court of Justice T. Nandakumar of the State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission. The doctors were Naorem Sharatchandra […]

RIMS dental chair purchase case Warrant issued against an accused

IMPHAL, Apr 27: In a landmark judgement, Special Judge Imphal West has issued a warrant against one of the accused in RIMS dental chair purchase case for failing to appear before the Court yesterday. The accused has been identified as Subhendu Mukherjee, proprietor of MS Mukherjee Enterprises, Kolkata. Two prosecution witnesses of CBI namely Bhavesh […]

Appointment of an IAS Officer as JNIMS Director previously by Ibobi and now at RIMS by Modi Govt

Dr Th Suresh Singh It was somewhere in April, 2015 that an IAS officer Suresh Babu was appointed as Director of our only medical college JNIMS temporarily. Your Opinion Maker was the only one who openly challenged the same through this column and Hueiyen Lanpao (April & August). It was also pointed out that the […]

Appointment of an IAS officer as Director, RIMS —What to do now?—

Dr Khomdon Lisam I am quite surprised when a news headline entitled “Ministry na thamlakliba thajaba adumak thabakta onthokkani : R K Dinesh “ appeared in the Manipuri newspaper the “Poknapham” dated 5th April,2017. As a senior IAS officer, RK, Dinesh may not be happy and in a dilemma with his new posting by the […]

From the frying pan into the fire Appointment flaws at RIMS

Comes close to a case of jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Even as an uproar was raised against the failure to appoint a Director of RIMS after its Director-in-charge retired on February 28, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare went ahead and appointed an IAS officer, RK Dinesh, in this […]

CM visits mishap victims, extends aid

IMPHAL, Mar 30: Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren visited the injured victims of the motor accidents that took place along Imphal-Dimapur highway and Imphal-Jiribam highway on March 27 who are currently undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Chief Minister N Biren visited the injured victims together with Works and IPR Minister Th Biswajit at different hospitals yesterday. […]