Imphal, Oct 7: Union Minister of State Minority Affairs John Barla today inaugurated PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) plant at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal on Thursday.
The PSA plant located near Dharamshala at RIMS was established under the PM Cares fund.Rajya Sabha MP Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba,Director (RIMS) Prof A Santa Singh and Medical Superintendent Prof N Sanjib Singh of RIMS hospital Imphal and other officials were present during the inaugural events.
Speaking on the occasion the visiting Union Minister John Barla lauded the tireless efforts of the health care workers tackling the difficult healthcare issues day and night with a sacrificial spirit.With the day's PSA plant inauguration, he hoped that there will be no report of lack of oxygen supply in the day to come.
In his key note, Director (RIMS) Prof Santa said the institute has been producing maximum number of doctors and post graduates in the Northeastern states not only rendering necessary health care services. "Almost 70 percent of the doctors (in the NE states) are the products of this institute," he said. With the day's PSA plant inauguration, RIMS has the capacity to generate more than sufficient medical oxygen cylinders.
During the second wave of Coivid-19, the country had faced a debilitating shortage of medical oxygen due to the exponential surge in infections and deaths.Even the state of Manipur had also faced a difficult situation forcing the state authority to bring more medical oxygen from various parts of the country including the neighbouring State.
Later Rajya Sabha MP Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba also inaugurated a Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy at the department of Nephrology of the hospital.
Union Minority Affairs minister arrived in the State on Wednesday on an official visit for inspection of projects under PMJVK which are being undertaken in Churachandpur, Kangpokpi, Senapati and Ukhrul districts.
Union Minister John Barla who called on Chief Minister N Biren Singh upon his arrival on Wednesday, will undergo a series of inspection programs of the projects undertaken under PMJVK in the state till October 10.