Friday, January 27, 2023

Pangnyu inaugurates 39-bedded Covid hospital at IMDH

Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) minister S Pangnyu Phom inaugurated 39-bedded Covid Hospital at Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH), Mokokchung on Thursday in the presence of Housing & Mechanical minister Tongpang Ozukum, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), Bengaluru’s James Lester and North-East C-CAMP consultant Uttam Bhattacharyya.
Phom also laid foundation stones for Government College of Nursing under “Development of Nursing Services, 2022-2023” scheme and for a 50-bedded Critical Care Unit under National Mission Emergency Covid Response Package- II 2021-2022 at IMDH, Mokokchung, a DIPR report stated.
Speaking on the occasion as a special guest, Phom said the 39-bed Covid Hospital at IMDH had been set up as a project of C-CAMP, Bengaluru and Invest India through AGNIi Mission under the guidance and with support from Principal Scientific Adviser of Government of India and supported by Novo Nordisk Foundation in Denmark to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure.
He thanked the organisations for setting up the hospital.
He said Nursing School was being upgraded to Nursing College to improve and upgrade nursing services in the State, as there was an increasing requirement of highly skilled nursing personnel due to rapid advancement in medical technology. He also expressed his appreciation to Government of India for taking up the initiative Development of Nursing Services”.
He further disclosed that the State government had decided to set up the first Critical Care Unit with 50-bed capacity at IMDH due to its location and accessibility, not only for the inhabitants of Mokokchung but also of neighbouring districts to augment the capacity of the hospital to manage patients requiring critical care during pandemics and other emergencies.
Speeches were also delivered by Tongpang Ozukum and Ao Senden president Chubawati Longchar.
The welcome address was delivered by H&FW joint director Dr Kika Longkumer and vote of thanks was proposed by IMDH medical superintendent Dr S Marina Yaden. The programme was chaired by Mokokchung chief medical officer Dr Limatula Aier.

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