A private medical college – Shija Academy of Health Sciences – was inaugurated at Langol in Imphal West district of Manipur on December 22.
Established by the Shija Hospitals, the Shija Academy of Health Sciences is publicised as the “first homegrown private medical college” in the Northeast region.
Inaugurating the medical college, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh lauded Shija Hospitals for its contributions towards providing quality healthcare not only to the people of the state but also to the whole Northeast region and neighbouring countries.
CM Biren Singh also said that the private hospital contributed a lot in fighting COVID-19 pandemic. The chief minister further stated that it is heartening to learn that 57,000 patients have received treatment under CMHT and PMJAY at Shija Hospitals so far.
Stating that the government alone cannot meet all the necessities of the people, the chief minister stated that there is a need to encourage the PPP model in every sector. He further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi also directed the 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 all their endeavours, N Biren Singh further said that the state government had given approval to run the 20 KL Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) Plant at Porompat through PPP model.
Stating that the government had a hard time in tackling COVID-19 pandemic, he appreciated the efforts of health professionals and all the frontline warriors.
A souvenir, which presents an account of 36 years of service by Shija Hospitals, was also released on the occasion.