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of Nursing RIMS celebrated its 4th Foundation Day and
Lamp Lighting Ceremony on 3rd Dec. 2012:
College of Nursing, RIMS, Imphal celebrated its 4th
Foundation Day on 3rd Dec. 2012 in Jubilee Hall, RIMS,
Imphal with much fanfare under the dynamic and
inspirational leadership of Prof. N. Damayanti Devi,
Principal i/c, College of Nursing, RIMS, Imphal. This is
the second of its kind in the history of College of
Nursing, RIMS, Imphal.
RIMS celebrated its 41st Foundation on 14th
Foundation Day Celebration of The Regional
Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal was
held at Jubilee Hall of the Institute. The
occasion was graced by Dr. Jagdish Prasad,
Director General of Health Services, Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare, Government of India as
the Chief Guest. Along with him to grace the
occasion were Prof. Ng. Bijoy Singh, MLA and
former Vice Chancellor of MU as the President
and Prof. A. Dwijamani Singh, Former Medical
Superintendent and Retd. Professor of Medicine,
RIMS as the Guest of Honour respectively.
Induction programme of BDS Course 2012 held:
The induction programme of the newly admitted
students of Dental College, RIMS, was held on
5th Sept. 2012
in the Mini Auditorium. Prof S. Sekharjit Singh,
Director, Prof N. Damayanti Devi, HOD, Anatomy,
Shri E. Debendro Meitei , Deputy Director (Adm),
members of Dental College Development Committee,
Prof T. Nabachandra Singh, Principal i/c, Prof
Debnath Kaushik, Dean (Academic) were in the
The Dental College was formally opened on August
28 2012. However the Director said that the
classes would begin once the MU gives the nod.
There are 50 seats in the college of which 15%
seats are set aside for the All India Quota. The
remaining seats will be shared by the NE states
The speakers underlined the need for the
students to study hard, attend the classes and
spend their time in furtherance of their
studies. The Director also explained in detail
the facilities available in RIMS and what
courses the BDS students shall undergo in the
four-year study plus 1 year internship.
He also disclosed that apart from MBBS course
there are post graduate MD/MS courses, M.Ch.
course, B.Sc. Nursing, M.Phil. in Clinical
Psychology, BDS and Diploma in Hearing Language
Prof N. Damayanti Devi said that after much hard
works the permission to start the Dental College
was obtained. She also asked the students to
learn to stand in their own legs since they no
longer will get direct support from parents now.
The rules and regulations are very strict and
any violation shall not be tolerated. The
students have to drudge and nothing should be
taken for granted.
Professors, students, staff and other invitees
were present in the programme.
Continuing Medical Education on Medical Genetics
and In Vitro Fertilization held on 30th Aug.
2012 in Jubilee Hall RIMS Imphal:
A Continuing Medical Education on Medical
Genetics and In Vitro Fertilization was held in
the Jubilee Hall of Regional Institute of
Medical Sciences, Imphal on 30th
August, 2012. Prof S. Sekharjit, Director, RIMS
declared the session open.This event was organised
by the Department of Anatomy, RIMS. The first
session of this kind was held in 2006. Welcoming
the delegates, subject experts and invitees,
Prof N. Damayanti, Head of the Anatomy
Department said that even in this modern age many
cases remain undiagnosed, hence uncounselled.
Even parents do not know the condition of the
mentally retarded children. The Continuing
Medical Education will go a long way in
enriching the knowledge of those who attended
Dr D.K. Chopade, Genetist from Nashik, Maharastra
spoke on "In-Vitro Fertilization" and "FISH and
Molecular Cytogenetics" while Dr Monalisa
Deka, Senior Scientist from Gauhati Medical
College spoke on Cytogenetics and importance of
genetic counselling.A large number of professors and post graduate
students from RIMS, other faculties from JNIMS,
Lecturers & Tutors of College of Nursing and
other invitees were present in the Continuing
RIMS observes Patriots' Day
Regional Institute of Medical
Sciences, Imphal observed Patriots' Day on
13.8.2012 in memory of those who sacrificed
their lives during the 1891 Anglo-Manipur War.
On this day in 1891, Manipuri Prince Bir
Tikendrajit Singh and General Thangal were
hanged by the British on charges of waging war
against them. Heads of Departments, Professors,
officials, staff and students were among those
who paid floral tributes to the martyrs.
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family
Welfare, Govt. of India visits RIMS :
Shakuntala Gamlin, Joint Secretary, Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India visited
RIMS on 27th July 2012. She underlined the
urgent need to erect a boundary wall of Regional
Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal to ward
off encroachers and anti-social elements. She
also called for a master plan for the
construction of high rise buildings which will
last in future generation also.
She was interacting with Prof S. Sekharjit Singh,
Director, RIMS and other high officials in the
conference hall of RIMS in course of her visit
to Imphal. The other official was Shri G. R. Khetarpal, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Health
& Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
Stating that RIMS is one of the centres of
excellence she said that efforts should be made
to check the brain drain and the tendency among
some patients to go elsewhere for treatment.
Apart from prohibitive expenses the patients
face many practical difficulties elsewhere.
Appreciating the College of Nursing which is
providing nursing education at nominal expenses
to the students of this region she also said
that demands for technicians and paramedics are
growing. She praised the nurses from this region
for their excellent services elsewhere.
She was concerned over the sinking buildings in
the 300 acres RIMS campus and said that a second
campus should be searched. The total absence of
water supply and unreliable power position had
surprised her. She underlined the need to
address these issues since a modern hospital
cannot be run without the same. Being a central
institute there is no dearth of fund, she said.
Some post graduate students informed her about
the shortage of hostel rooms. She was of the
opinion that it will take about one year to
complete the construction of hostels. She added
that alternative temporary hostel accommodations
for the students are being considered for urgent
After a graphic presentation of the RIMS
backgrounder Prof Sekharjit Singh tabled many issues.
These include the pay disparity between
faculties of RIMS and other central institutes.
Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Lithotripter machine
commissioned in Urology
Department by Prof. S. Sekharjit Singh, Director,
of RIMS, Prof S Sekharjit commissioned an upgraded Extra
Corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripter machine in the Urology
Department on 24th July 2012.In 1998 such a machine was
installed at RIMS but it became outdated and
non-functional.Speaking at the occasion, the Director
said that the commissioning of the machine will go a
long way in helping the patients with kidney problems
and appealed to the staff to handle the equipments with
care. The Director also mentioned that there are many
proposals from other departments for upgrading their
existing machines and that the authority is also looking
into them. Prof. S.
Rajendra, Head of Urology Dept. said that a negligible
number of stone cases are subjected to open surgery
where such machines are installed. However, such
machines are still not available in many advanced
Superintendent, Prof H. Shanti Singh mentioned that
there is a need of reporting of machine breakdown in
time to the concerned authority by the persons handling
Anatomy Department of RIMS gets new gadget:
important landmark in the history of Regional Institute
of Medical Sciences (RIMS) one Ultra Sound machine was
installed on 26th May 2012 in the Department of Anatomy.
Speaking briefly in the informal function Prof. N.
Damayanti Devi, Head of the Anatomy Department said that
the facility was installed as a part of the expansion
programme in the institute.She
explained that this is not for diagnostic purposes but
for learning and research works. A product of the AIIMS,
Prof. Damayanti said that some other facilities are in
the pipeline in RIMS. Prof. W. Gyaneshwar Singh, Dean (Acad),
Prof. M. Amuba, Head of Biochemistry Department, Prof.
R.R. Singh who has joined Dental College, RIMS, Imphal
and many other professors and faculties and students
were present in the function held at the Anatomy
Department. It may be recalled that such machines have
been installed in the Emergency and other wards. These
machines will be of great help to the post graduate
submission system of JMS available at
State of the-art SURGICAL HOLMIUM-YAG LASER – AURIGA QI
30 W installed and
inaugurated on 25th May 2012 by Prof. S. Sekharjit
Singh, Director of RIMS, Imphal
Sound Machine in Emergency Ward:
sound machine was commissioned in the emergency ward of Regional Institute
of Medical Sciences, Imphal on 9th May 2012. Speaking in the function Prof.
S. Sekharjit Singh, Director, RIMS Imphal said that the machine will go a
long way in the initial diagnosis of the patients admitted in the emergency
ward. For further examination and diagnosis there are such machines in other
departments. Besides, ultra sound machines had been installed for academic
purposes in some departments.He exhorted the post graduate students and
senior nursing staff to get acquainted with the simple operations of the ECG
and multiparameter monitor for pulse, Blood pressure, etc for the benefits
of the patients.Because the services of the technicians may not be available
in unearthly hours, it stated.
The Director further disclosed that there are already multiparameter
monitors, ECG and resuscitation equipments in the casualty department.
A patient has to pay a very nominal fee for the ultra sound examination in
Director at the commissioning of the Ultrasound Machine in the Emergency Ward
Director addressing the staff and students
A patient being examined
COLLEGE WEEK, RIMSAM 2012 from 27th
March to 31st March 2012 at RIMS Campus was organised by
RIMSSU. Students from RIMS, JNIMS and College of
Nursing, RIMS, Imphal participated in the College
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Debashish Panda, Joint Secretary (Northeast) of the
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India
visited RIMS from 13th to 14th March 2012 -
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Foundation Stone laid for
New OPD Block and Hostels in
The foundation stone for construction of a new
OPD block in RIMS along with hostels for House
Surgeons, Internees, Post Graduate,
Undergraduate and Nursing students was been laid
by S Sekharjit, Director, RIMS on 23rd
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Republic Day Celebration 2012 with hoisting of the
National Flag by Director RIMS, Imphal Prof. S.
Sekhrajit Singh in front of the building of
Administrative Block. Later sweets were distributed
to all the patients in the hospital -
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Freshers' Meet 2011 -
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- College of
Nursing celebrated its 3rd Foundation Day on 3rd Dec.
- 40th Foundation Day Celebration RIMS 2011.