Chief Minister Pu Zoramthanga attended the Lamp Lighting & Graduation Ceremony at Regional Institute of Paramedical and Nursing Sciences(RIPANS), Aizawl as chief guest yesterday.

Speaking on the occassion, the Chief Minister offered his congratulations to the graduates, wishing them success in their future careers. He also encouraged the new B.Sc Nursing students to be diligent in their studies to become exceptional healthcare professionals, which is one of the most noble profession. Speaking of how the government takes various measures to ensure examplary healthcare system, the Chief Minister said that public support is needed for success.

In yesterday's function the Chief Minister gave away Proficiency Award to toppers of all departments in the institute. This year saw 180 graduates from RIPANS with 36 B.Sc. Nursing, 40 B.Sc. MLT (Medical Laboratory Technology), 23 B. Pharm, 34 B. Optometry, 31 B.Sc. RIT (Radio Imaging Technology) and 16 M. Pharm. Dr. Chawngthanliana, Director, RIPANS handed out Certificate of Appreciation to the new Graduates and Post Graduates.

35 students of B.Sc Nuring were newly inducted through the Lamp Lighting Ceremony with Pi Lalrinthangi, Nursing Superintendent, Civil Hospital Aizawl as lamp lighter.

RIPANS was set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs in 1995-96 under North Eastern Council (NEC). Then it was transferred to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on April, 2007. As of 2019, 2820 students have graduated from RIPANS since it's inception in 1996. Presently, there are 655 students enrolled in the six departments the institution offers. With the recommendation of the Meeting of Executive Council of the Institute under the Ministry earlier this year which approved Rs. 480.12 cr. for Upgradation and Development of RIPANS, plans to open seven more departments. Apart from this, creation of 154 posts including that of medical doctors, nurses and other paramedics, and infrastructural  developments including hospitals, academic building, sports complex, hostel and quarters are underway.


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