FindingTheVoices with Dr. Jugindra Sorokhaibam, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon Volunteering and building community spirit in Manipur (Part 4)
Guest Speaker : Dr Jugindra Sorokhabam, Medical Superintendent of Shija Hospitals.
Language: Interview in English
Location: Shija Hospitals and Research Institute (SHRI), Healthcity Langol, Imphal-West, Manipur

Dr. Jugindra Sorokhaibam is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Shija Hospitals and Research Institute (SHRI), Healthcity Langol, Imphal-West, Manipur. He is a General Surgeon by profession with an appreciable practice as a minimal access surgeon.

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 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.

In the 3rd part of Dr. Jugindra Sorokhaibam‘s interview where we spoke about details of running Shija Hospitals in Manipur in the midst of conflicts. He also explained about the cost and maintaining quality of Healthcare at Shija.

This is the 4th part of Dr. Jugindra Sorokhaibam’s interview where we spoke about volunteering and building community spirit in Manipur. I salute Dr. Jugindra Sorokhaibam as a leader, who is forward thinking and progressive in seeing the need of the people of Manipur. He stepped up in building a system without waiting for a government initiative, bringing people together under his leadership. I welcome and encourage you to join him in his initiative of Palliative care to reach all the nook and corner of Manipur in building such profound community spirit.

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.


 Source: Shija Hospitals

About FindingTheVoices:Monica Ingudam, Founder of FindingTheVoices

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.

I welcome you to join me in my journey to finding the voices at Http://



S03E31 FindingTheVoices with Dr. Jugindra Sorokhaibam, Volunteering and building community spirit in Manipur

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