Regional Institute of Medical Sciences

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Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS)
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Motto At the Service of Humanity
Type
Established 14 September 1972 (1972-09-14)
Dean Prof. Akoijam joy singh
Director Prof. Ch arunkumar singh [1]
Undergraduates 100
Postgraduates 145
Location Imphal, India
Campus Urban, 192 acres (0.78 km2)
Website www.rims.edu.in

The Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) was established on 14 September 1972 in the name of the Regional Medical College. It is situated in a picturesque locality at Lamphelpat in Manipur, India. The objective of this premier institute is to impart quality medical education and ameliorate the health condition of the eight states of North Eastern Region including Sikkim. It is run by a society named "North Eastern Regional Medical College Society" which was duly registered under the Manipur Societies Registration Act, 1989.

The Institute is a 1074 bedded teaching hospital, equipped with modern state of the art equipments and teaching facilities having an intake capacity of 100 undergraduate, 145 Postgraduate Degree and 6 Postgraduate Diploma seats. The Hospital normally provides services to more than 2.4 lakh out-door patients and admits over 31 thousand patients in a year. It has MEDLINE access from WHO, Tele-medicine Centre, Regional Medical Library, Advanced Hospital Information and Management System etc. The Institute is affiliated to the Manipur University, Imphal and fulfills the prescribe norms of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

The campus of the Institute occupies 192 acres (0.78 km2) of land.

History[edit]

The Institute came into existence after tireless efforts of a few visionaries and was tenderly nurtured by great protagonists of the time. A 300 bedded General Hospital was inaugurated by Shri Y.B. Chavan, the then Union Home Minister on 22 October 1968. It is still being used as the main hospital block. On 22 May 1972 the foundation stone of the first ever medical college, on the soil of Manipur, having the name of Manipur Medical College was laid by Shri B.K. Nehru, the then Governor of Manipur.

The Medical College was established as a joint venture of the North Eastern States. On 14 September 1972, the name of the College was changed to Regional Medical College, Imphal. The College was later renamed as North Eastern Regional Medical College under the management of North Eastern Regional Medical College Society. From August 1976, it was run under the Ministry of Home, Government of India and was the only medical college run by the Ministry of Home. Nearly 19 years later, the College was again renamed as Regional Institute of Medical Sciences and its management was taken over by NEC, Ministry of DoNER, Government of India from 1 April 1995. After exactly 12 years, on the historic day of 1 April 2007, the Institute was transferred to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

It is an institution of regional importance catering to the needs of the North Eastern Region in the field of medical education by providing undergraduate and post graduate courses, bringing together in one place the educational facilities for the training of personnel in all important branches of medical specialties. The objective of this premier institute is to impart quality medical education and ameliorate the health condition of the composite population of the seven states of North Eastern Region (excluding Assam). RIMS is a 1074 bedded teaching hospital, equipped with modern state of the art equipment and teaching facilities having an intake capacity of 100 undergraduate, 145 Postgraduate Degree and 6 Postgraduate Diploma seats. The Hospital normally provides services to more than 2.4 lakh out-door patients and admits over 31 thousand patients in a year. It has MEDLINE access from WHO, Tele-medicine Centre, Regional Medical Library, Advanced Hospital Information and Management System etc. The Institute is affiliated to Manipur University, Imphal and fulfills the prescribed norms of the Medical Council of India.

Administration[edit]

The Institute is managed at two levels – (i). by the Executive Council chaired by the Secretary, North Eastern Council (NEC) in which the Health commissioner of the seven beneficiary states, Director General of Health, Govt. of India, the Joint Secretary, MDoNER and Vice Chancellor, Manipur University are the members, and (ii). the Board of Governors chaired by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur in which Health Ministers of the seven beneficiary states, DGH, Joint Secretary, MDoNER and Vice Chancellor of Manipur University are the members. For both the management bodies, Director, RIMS is the Member Secretary. The Institute is fully funded by the Government of India through the North Eastern Council effective from 01-04-2002.

Initially the Institute was under the administrative control of the Government of Manipur. Consequent upon formation of a society and registered under the Society’s Regulation Act. 1860 (Central Act XXI of 1860) to grant autonomy on the initiative of the North Eastern Council, the management was taken over by the Society from 1 August 1976 with the Chief Minister of Manipur as the Chairman and the Head of the Institute as Secretary.

Funding pattern[edit]

The Institute is managed with the financial support from the constituent states and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, through North Eastern Council. The sharing pattern from the year 1995-96 to 2001-02 was as follows:

  • Non recurring expenses - 100% by NEC both for College & Hospital.
  • Recurring expenses
    • College NEC (50%) - Beneficiary States 50% as per seat allotted.
    • Hospital NEC (50%) - 25% by the Govt. of Manipur + 25% by other five constituent states on equal basis.

With the implementation of the 10th Five Years Plan, the present funding pattern is 100% for both recurring and non recurring expenses by the North Eastern Council, Shillong.

Hospital[edit]

The RIMS Hospital has 1074 bed strength.[2] The erstwhile General Hospital of the Govt. of Manipur was attached for teaching purpose with bed strength of 250.

General Ward 929
Paying Ward 75
Intensive Care Unit 34
Intensive Care Unit (ICU, ICCU, NICCU, PICU, Dialysis) 34
Complementary Beds (Casualty, PPP) 36
Total Bed Strength 1074

Round the year, Doctors are attending number of OPD patients and numbers of patients are admitted in the hospital. There had been better nursing care with the induction of more staff nurses. It has 18 clinical departments, Casualty and emergency ward and a blood bank. Number of voluntary donors are donating blood and the blood bank continues to provide blood whenever needed. It has a stand-by Diesel Generator of 250 KVA capacity also.[3]

OPD TIMINGS

  • Summer (April - September)

8:30 am to 12:30 pm

  • Winter (October- March)

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Except Sundays and Holidays

Charges[edit]

  • O.P.D. Ticket - Rs 10/-
  • Admission Charges- Rs 50/-
  • Emergency Ticket Rs 10/-

Departments[edit]

  1. Anaesthesiology
  2. Anatomy
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Biostatistics
  5. Blood Bank (now Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion Department)
  6. Cardiovascular & Thoracic surgery
  7. Clinical Psychology
  8. Community Medicine
  9. Dentistry
  10. Dermatology, STD & Leprosy
  11. Emergency Services
  12. Forensic Medicin
  13. Surgical Gastroenterology & Minimal Access Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery
  14. Medicine
  15. Microbiology
  16. Nephrology
  17. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  18. Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  19. Ophthalmology
  20. Orthopaedics
  21. Pediatrics
  22. Pathology
  23. Pharmacology
  24. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  25. Physiology
  26. Plastic Surgery
  27. Psychiatry
  28. Radiodiagnosis
  29. Radiotherapy
  30. General Surgery
  31. Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases (Chest Medicine)
  32. Telemedicine Unit
  33. Urology

Emergency[edit]

Emergency cases are managed by the concern Departments in the Casualty (general and obstetrics separately) except during the OPD hours. All emergency cases during OPD hours are examined and treated first in the respective OPD. Blood bank, emergency haematological and biochemical investigations, operation theatre services are run day and night.

Education[edit]

Many Undergraduate (MBBS), Diploma and Postgraduate (M.S., M.D.) courses are opened at RIMS. M.Phil and Ph.D programmes are also there.

Postgraduate (Degree)[edit]

Intake capacity: 145 per annum[4] Postgraduate Course in Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine has also been started and admission for M.Ch. courses in Urology and Plastic Surgery is also undergoing.

PG Diploma (M.Phil)[edit]

Intake capacity: 6 per annum

  • Diploma in Clinical Pathology
  • Diploma in Anaesthesiology
  • M. Phil course ( Clinical Psychology)
  • Ph.D. Programme

Nursing[edit]

Nursing College has been started from December 2009. It has an annual intake of 50 students for the BSc Nursing Degree awarded by the Manipur University

Publications[edit]

  1. Journal of Medical Society(Indexed in Excerpta Medica of Elsevier) - Three times a year http://medicalsociety.rims.edu.in/
  2. REMEDY - Annual
  3. RIMS NEWSLETTER - Quarterly
  4. Annual Report - Annual

Facilities available[edit]

There is a Regional Medical library with the facilities of Internet and MEDLARS. There are 9 (nine) Lecture Halls, one indoor stadium with Gallery, an auditorium known as Jubilee Hall with 1000 capacity Balcony Seating, 3 canteens, 12 hostels (6 PG Hostels, 6 MBBS students hostels), 249 staff Quarters and 1 Guest House. There is a branch of UBI[disambiguation needed] in the campus with an ATM Facility.

The Manipur State medico legal centre is at Forensic Medicine department, RIMS. It is also one of the 8 AIDS referral centers of India. A 6 (six) bodies cold storage is also in the Anatomy & Forensic Dept.

Controversies[edit]

On 7 January 1995, several CRPF personnel were fired at by suspected members of an armed opposition group in a toilet complex attached to the RMC (RIMS) Hospital, Imphal. Together with other CRPF personnel who arrived on the scene, twelve CRPF officials returned fire. A total of nine civilians were killed including an MBBS student from Arunachal Pradesh.[5]

On 17 March 2008 the Adhoc Additional Sessions Judge, Fast Track Court, Guwahati has convicted four CRPF personnel for killing the nine civilians.[6]

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Coordinates: 24°49′02″N 93°55′19″E / 24.8171°N 93.9219°E / 24.8171; 93.9219