TODAY -
Shija Nephrology Department' inaugurated
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, November 11 2010: A newly set up Nephrology Department in Shija Hospitals has been inaugurated by Health and Family Welfare Minister Ph.

Parijat today.

The inaugural function held at the Shija Hospitals complex was attended by Minister Parijat as chief guest and Chairman cum Managing Director of Shija Hospitals Dr.Kh Palin, as president.

Delivering the key note address, DGM (Operations), Shija Hospitals Suresh Thokchom elaborated on the genesis of Shija Hospitals.

It was mentioned that the hospital was started way back in 1985 as a consultation chamber attached to a pharmacy at Paona Bazar, Imphal.

The present campus and facility of the hospital was inaugurated by Chief minister O.Ibobi Singh in 2002.It has taken elaborate effort by the management of the hospital to bring in the full time Nephrology facility in the hospital.

Today Shija Hospitals is the only private set up in Manipur to have a full fledged Nephrology facility with advanced critical care facility as back up.

Presenting an overview of the Nephrology facilities available at the newly inaugurated department, DM (Nephrology), Consultant Nephrologist of the hospital Dr.Guliver Potsangbam, informed that the hospital today has both the diagnostic and therapeutic facility for Nephrology and poised to become the hub of nephrology in North Eastern India.

Speaking as chief guest, Minister Parijat lauded the effort of the hospital.

Mentioning repeatedly that Shija Hospitals is today one of the best hospitals in North Eastern India, he also appreciated the effort of the hospital to bring in the much needed kidney related care to the state.

Nonetheless, he pointed out that the service of Shija Hospitals should be made more affordable to the masses.

In his presidential address, Dr.Kh Palin drew the attention of the State Health Authorities towards the challenges that may arise in the future.

He mentioned that Shija is not a competitor to public health care but supplementing it for the facilities not fully available in the state.

He has also requested the support of the Government to enable the management of the hospital in making the services more affordable to the masses.

He said that currently the hospital has to avail the loan from Banks and financial institutions, which again has to be repaid with interest thereby compelling the hospital to charge from the patients to make the facility feasible.

He expressed his desire to work toward making the Nephrology Dept of the hospital, a leading centre with complete kidney solution in the country.

He also mentioned the preparation of Shija to enhance facilities to face the future challenges caused by urbanization and life style and make them more affordable.


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