Will extend possible help in upgrading RIMS to AIIMS level: MP Lorho Pfoze

MP Lorho said that developing RIMS at world class level would be beneficial to all the people of the state as a whole and not only the staff of the institute.

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Member of Parliament ( Lok Sabha) Dr Lorho S Pfoze has assured to extend all possible effort in upgrading the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) at the level of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Lorho made the assurance while addressing the media at the sidelines of the inaugural function of renovated OPD and Day Care of Radiation Oncology of RIMS held on Thursday. He said that he would raise the issue in one of the upcoming Parliament sessions.

While responding to media queries in connection with upgrading RIMS at AIIMS level, Lorho said that developing RIMS at world class level would be beneficial to all the people of the state as a whole  and not only the staff of the institute. As such collective effort from every section of society is much needed in achieving it, said the MP.

The MP, who is also an alumni of RIMS, further said that RIMS has developed to a certain extent in comparison with its status in the last 30 years in terms of its construction and infrastructure.

However there is a long way to go in order to bring the status of the institute at world class level, said Lorho.

However, he said that installing sophisticated machines in the institute would be of no use if health professionals and staff of the institute fails to provide service with “love and compassion” to patients and if they fail to treat the patient as their “supreme attention”.

Lorho also appealed to people to focus on looking into feasible means of solving different issues of the State rather than agitating over small issues.

Commenting on the recently arrived COVID-19 vaccine, he appreciated the Centre for taking up such a step. He further said that trust should be given to scientists and experts who are dedicating their life in producing the vaccines.

He also appealed people of the state to still follow SoPs sincerely despite receiving the vaccine as the pandemic is still continuing.

Meanwhile while speaking to Imphal Free Press, head of department Radiation and Oncology, RIMS, Dr T Dhaneshor Sharma said that with the increase of cancer patients in the state has the institute d to renovate the existing infrastructure of the department.

Informing that the department can provide day care chemotherapy service only around four patients per day, he also said that the number can increase to 14 to 15 patients in a day.

First Published:Jan. 15, 2021, 10:16 a.m.

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