Language: Interview in English
Besides being instrumental in setting up one of the most advanced and sophisticated laparoscopic surgeries, endo-urology and endoscopic facilities for the first time in Manipur and the North East region, he is credited with performing some of the most advanced and sophisticated laparoscopic surgeries for the first time in the state and the region.
In the 1st part of Dr. Jugindra Sorokhaibam ’s interview, he shared about his early life on how he got his aspiration to follow his dream of becoming a surgeon. We also spoke about the scene of healthcare and healthcare IT in Manipur.
In this interview, the 2nd part of his interview he shared about the initiative of Palliative care in Manipur and founded Palliative Care Society, Imphal, Manipur. He saw the need of Palliative Care in Manipur and started a pilot phase in Thangmeiband, Imphal, Manipur. It’s amazing to hear how many individuals from Physicians, medical staffs to students getting together, volunteering, pledging financially for Palliative Care. This is the first of it’s kind in Manipur, an initiative in building a community together, bringing people closer to face such hard times, a time where family members aren’t equipped on how to handle the medical as well as the emotional care and support for the near end.
Dr. Jugindra Sorokhaibam shared such inspirational and empowering incidents and stories on how volunteering for Palliative Care have changed the people, a life changing experience for both the family and the volunteers. Such a profound interview.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care provides those with a serious or chronic illness – from the time of diagnosis throughout the course of treatment – care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and managing suffering. It is delivered by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and social workers to address the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
The interview left me with such inspirations to hear about the incredible work and initiative of Shija hospitals in providing healthcare services improving the quality of health and saving lives. I have the utmost respect and remain thankful to such initiative defining the progress of Manipur bringing change in the quality of healthcare for the people.
Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.