IMPHAL, June 18 - The Manipur Government is planning to introduce a health insurance scheme to provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford medical treatment. According to Chief Minister, N Biren Singh this scheme will help improve healthcare service for the rural people in the State.He was speaking at the ‘North East Healthcare Conference Building Ecosystem for Quality Healthcare Delivery’ organised by Confederation of Indian Industry held here recently.
Biren Singh said that India has witnessed a mark improvement on healthcare sector under bold leadership of Narendra Modi. “We expect more development in the years to come,” he said.
The Chief Minister also mentioned that the Central Government gave its nod for setting up of a 100-bed Cancer Hospital and 60-bed Mental Hospital in the State.
Highlighting some of the recently taken initiatives in the healthcare sector, Chief Minister said that various drugs items are made available at subsidised rates in 26 State-run hospitals and 57 notified medical tests would be done free of cost in Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), seven district hospitals, 17 community health centres, 85 primary health centres and 9 urban primary health centres. He further said that the present Government is committed to providing better healthcare services to the State and almost all the diagnosis facilities would be made free of cost soon.