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Shija opens first homegrown Pvt medical college in NE
Source: The Sangai Express / DIPR

Imphal, December 22 2021: Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday inaugurated Shija Academy of Health Sciences (SAHS), the first homegrown private medical college in the North East region, at Langol in Imphal West district.

At the occasion, the Chief Minister lauded Shija Hospitals for providing quality healthcare not only to the people of the State but also to the whole of North East region and neighbouring countries.

He said that the private hospital also contributed in fighting the Covid pandemic to a great extent.

It is heartening to learn that 57,000 patients have received treatment under CMHT and PMJAY at Shija Hospitals so far, said the Chief Minister.

Stating that the Government alone can't serve the people, the Chief Minister stated that there is a need to encourage the PPP model in every sector.



Shija opens first homegrown Pvt medical college in NE
Shija opens first homegrown Pvt medical college in NE


He further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had directed all States in the recent Chief Minister's Conference to promote the PPP model.

Maintaining that the State Government is ever ready to extend all possible co-operation to private companies in their endeavours, N Biren Singh further said that the State Government had approved running of 20 KL Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) Plant at Porompat through PPP model.

Stating that the Government had a hard time in tackling the Covid pandemic, he appreciated the efforts of health professionals and all the frontline warriors.

Addressing the gathering, Works Minister Th Biswajit said that India witnessed a sharp increase in healthcare facilities during the tenure of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister.

Acknowledging that a huge number of Manipuri students have been pursuing medical courses outside the State, the Minister stated that establishment of the private medical college would surely be a boon to the State.

In this regard, the Minister also appreciated Shija Hospitals for establishing a private medical college within a short span of time.

He further stated that Manipur has the potential to become a healthcare destination in the entire North East region.

A souvenir which presents an account of 36 years of service by Shija Hospital was also released at the occasion.

Shija Hospital Chairman cum Managing Director Dr Palin Khundongbam, SAHS Director and Dean Dr Maisnam Amuba Singh, Shija Hospital Director (medical services) Dr Jugindra Sorokhaibam and SAHS Medical Superintendent Dr Kaushik Debnath attended the programme among others.


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