The Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) was established in 1972 is situated in a picturesque locality at Lamphelpat in ManipurIndia. 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 Psychiatry Department headed by Dr R.K. Lenin Singh also runs its own Drug Treatment Clinic (DTC) under the scheme “Enhancing the functioning of Drug De-Addiction Centres (DACs)”, under the sponsorship of Drug De-Addiction Program, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (DDAP, MOH&FW). RIMS has also undertaken training program for GDMOs for North Eastern states under NFCDA (Ministry of Finance) and identified as Regional Technical Training Centre for Northeast, under the project HIFAZAT (funded by GFATM round 9 grant) for training of staff working under the National AIDS Control Program.