Imphal, Aug 3: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu who won India's first silver medal in women's 49 kg weightlifting with a total lift of 202 kg at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics inaugurated new Arthroscopy machine at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS),a premier medical institute in Northeast, on Monday.
The sports crazy Manipur had already started to introduce the MD course in Sport Medicine at the RIMS since last year's academic session. The move will benefit hundreds of sports persons not only in Manipur but also in the entire Northeast.
Informing this, Director Prof A Santa Singh of RIMS expressed gratitude to the ministry for the support.
"The RIMS is one of the first few institutes in the country having Medical Council of India/ National Medical Commission recognized MD course in Sport Medicine," he added.
In 2019, the Doctorate of Medicine (DM) course for Nephrology was also introduced at RIMS and a new dialysis centre with a capacity of 10-bed was incorporated. Now, the dialysis centre has been providing the service to many.
Established in 1972, RIMS, the only medical institute in the entire Northeast and West Bengal to figure amongst the top 40 medical Institutions & Universities of India, has so far produced 3,454 doctors, 1842 specialists, 61 clinical psychologists and 115 Bachelor of Dental Surgery doctors besides 193 BSc nursing.
RIMS began to produce 350,000 litres of medical oxygen daily, when its shortage has taken lives of many Covid-19 patients across the country, swept by the second wave of the disease.
Recently RIMS was also awarded the "District Green Champion" title by the Union Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education for the year 2020-21,for successfully setting up the Swachhta Action Plan Committee and adopting and implementing best practices in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, waste management, water management, energy management and greenery management.