Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday inaugurated Shija Academy of Health Sciences (SAHS) at Health Village, Langol, in Imphal West district. This is the first homegrown private medical college in the northeast region with an annual intake of 150 seats, including 63 government seats.

“The first-ever homegrown private medical college will be very beneficial to cater to the increasing number of medical aspirants in Manipur, and students who would otherwise have to incur additional expenses for studies outside the state or country,” CM Biren Singh posted on his official Facebook page.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister lauded Shija Hospital for its contribution towards providing quality healthcare not only to the people of the state but also to the whole northeast region and its neighbouring countries.

He also said that the private hospital has also contributed a lot in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

He further stated that it is heartening to learn that 57,000 patients have received treatment under CMHT and PMJAY at Shija hospital alone so far.

During the occasion, a souvenir which presents an account of 36 years of service by Shija hospital was also released.

The inaugural function was also attended by Minister Th Biswajit Singh, Shija Hospital chairman-cum-managing director Dr Palin Khundongbam, SAHS director and Dean Dr Maisnam Amuba Singh, and other officials.

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