New Delhi, May 11: A meet was held to discuss some of the initiatives planned by the government in New Delhi where the Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, Y. Joykumar Singh, called on Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh.
Dr Jitendra Singh disclosed to Joykumar Singh that the proposal for having Helicopter-based Air Clinics for Northeast will probably be initiated from the State of Manipur. He said that the Union Ministry of Aviation and Union Ministry of Health have been taken on board and certain logistics and other issues need to be sorted out. He also informed that he has had a detailed discussion with the management of Pawan Hans and other Helicopter service providers on the subject.
The Deputy Chief Minister was also accompanied by Law & Health Minister, L. Jayantakumar and Youth and Sports Minister, Letpao Haokip.
The Air Clinic Helicopter Service will help in setting up makeshift OPDs of different specialties in remote and inaccessible areas by specialized doctors. The same chopper can also be used for transporting patient to the hospital during its return sortie.
Joykumar Singh handed over to Dr Jitendra Singh a proposal for support from the Ministry of DoNER for developing infrastructure for Advocates and other legal functionaries in the Court and related premises in Manipur. Dr Jitendra Singh said, he would get the proposal evaluated and try to assess what is the feasible support that can be offered in this regard.
Dr Jitendra Singh also stressed upon expediting the process relating to land acquisition and transfer, for setting up Sports University in Manipur. He also shared with the visiting Ministers, the proposal to extend the cancer related healthcare facilities up to the district hospital level with the collaboration of Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai. He said, a meeting of the Health Ministers of all the eight States of Northeast is scheduled to be held soon to determine the further course of action in this regard.