Postgraduate medical students in Manipur will be assigned to various district hospitals as part of the National Medical Council’s (NMC) district residency programme in an effort to guarantee that specialized program physicians are accessible in rural areas.
Health Minister Sapam Ranjan introduced the district residence program for postgraduate medical students in the state on Monday at the Medical Directorate in Lamphelpat. Postgraduate medical residents from RIMS and JNIMS would be sent to different district hospitals, the Imphal Times said. They will work there for three months.
Health Minister Sapam Ranjan made reference to the National Medical Council’s requirement that postgraduate medical students complete this program in his speech. He also reaffirmed the postgraduate resident’s responsibility and counseled medicos to become familiar with medical protocols because they are medical experts. He asserted that as the profession’s guiding principle is to serve the public with sincerity, one should offer the public excellent service.
The ministerial team visited the newly constructed health directorate office and its environs following the program’s debut. According to a report by the Daily, Vumlunmang, the Additional Chief Secretary of Health Services Manipur, Kh Sasheekumar Mangang, the Director of Health Services, as well as representatives from RIMS and JNIMS and employees of the Medical Directorate, attended the ceremony.
Notably, the NMC has mandated that postgraduate medical students do a three-month rotation at a district hospital. Medical students participating in postgraduate programmes at the city’s government hospital will be required to work at city government, government-aided, and semi-aided hospitals under the proposal, according to state health officials.
Students accepted to private medical colleges and deemed universities must additionally complete the DRP, or District Residency Programme. For the purposes of this project, a district hospital must be an operational, publicly funded hospital with at least 100 beds and staff who are qualified to provide the approved specialties at that level or institution.