50-bedded hospital approved for Noklak
Kohima, June 25 (EMN): In what will boost the state’s health infrastructure amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has approved a 50-bedded district hospital in Noklak, the youngest district of Nagaland.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio took to micro-blogging site Twitter on Friday to thank the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Dr. Harsh Vardhan for approving the much-needed hospital.
He also asserted that the facility would enable the people of the district access quality healthcare services.
‘I express my gratitude to Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Honourable Minister for MoHFW for approving a 50-bedded district hospital at Noklak; the newest district of Nagaland. This will greatly help the citizens of the district access quality healthcare services,’ he wrote.
An official source informed Eastern Mirror that the approved hospital would be funded under National Health Mission (NHM) and a tender would be floated soon to pave the way for setting up the facility.
It may be mentioned that Noklak, which has a population of 7,647 as per 2011 census, officially became the 12th district of the state after it was inaugurated on January 20 this year.
The healthcare team of the district is currently led by a senior medical officer (SMO) at the Community Health Centre (CHC) and its Covid-19 tally is reflected on Tuensang district’s data.