New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) Governor Manipur Manipur, Dr S S Sidhu, today called on the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Development of North Eastern Region P R Kyndiah and discussed certain important issues pertaining to the state.
The Governor emphasised the need to upgrade the existing facilities and infrastructure of the Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Imphal on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS). RIMS, Imphal has near adequate infrastructure and manpower. The Institute already has some super-speciality units attached to major departments.
The leaders agreed that its upgradation on the lines of AIIMS, Delhi, shall, therefore, require a limited additional investment.
They also agreed to take up the matter with the Health Ministry in this regard.
They also discussed the matters relating to the formation of the proposed National Sports Academy, Manipur. Both were satisfied that given the good infrastructure already existing in the field of sports, the proposed National Sports Academy could become a entre of excellence for sports facilities in the entire region.
In addition, they discussed issues pertaining to the Loktak Lake.
Both the leaders emphasised the need for maintaining and conserving the environmental and ecological aspects of the Loktak Lake.
The Minister stressed the need for close monitoring and supervision of funds released by the Centre for optimal utilisation and better public service. He also emphasised the need to maintain transparency and effective accountability, an official release here said.
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