Eye Hospitals in Manipur
One of the seven north-eastern states of India, Manipur has a population of 2,721,756 as per the 2011 census. It is a small state having an area of 22,327 square km. Sixty percent of the state’s population is settles in central valley and the remaining forty percent reside in the hilly part of the state. The state is home to many social groups namely Meitei, Naga, Kuki and Pangal.
The state government has launched several healthcare schemes to provide healthcare facilities to the Manipuri people coming from different classes. Most of the medical institutions are equipped with advanced technology. In some of the government and private hospitals, blood bank facility is also available. There are two medical colleges namely JNIMS and RIMS, seven district hospitals, twenty six private hospitals and a few nursing homes.
There is acute shortage of specialised doctors in the district hospitals who prefer to work in private hospitals or outside the state. There are sufficient MBBS doctors in the state. According to a survey, the doctor-population ratio of the state is 1:1635. The state has increased the number of seats for MBBS from 50 to 135 from 2010-11 due to opening of the state-owned medical college, JNIMS.
The Manipur state government has launched many schemes to offer medical services to its people at reasonable rate. The head of the Manipur Health Department is the Directorate of Health Services (DHS). The DHS administers planning, budgeting, financing and implementing various healthcare programs. The government has launched the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to assist people’s health as well as their socio-economic upliftment.
The state government has launched various health schemes like:
- Integrated Child Development Service
- Health Scheme for Other Backward Classes
- Janani-Shishu Suraksha Karyakram
There are many eye care hospitals offering eye care facilities like Cataract, Acanthamoeba, Keratitis and eye allergies. Some of the best eye hospitals are:
- Gunamani Eye Clinic, Imphal
- Yumnam Eye Care, Imphal
- Imphal Eye Clinic, Imphal
- Shija Hospital and Research Institute, Imphal