6 women get Dr. Toshevi Sümi Totimi MBBS award
Dimapur, Nov. 24 (EMN): Six women namely Alokali Yepthomi, Kumsutoli Assumi, Kivikali N Chishi, Ativi K Zhimomi, Tonoli Z Kibami, and Bovikali V Chophi were conferred the Dr. Toshevi Sümi Totimi MBBS Award during a programme that was held on November 22 at Hotel De Oriental in Kohima.
An update from the organisers stated that Dr. Thejavinuo Kire, trustee, spoke on behalf of the Dr. K&T Keditsu Foundation. Kaheli Jakhalu, advisor of KSTH and former member of NSCW, and Khevito T Shohe, president of the KSH, spoke on behalf of the Sümi Totimi Hoho and Sümi Hoho respectively. Dr. Bokai Assumi also spoke on behalf of the award recipients families, it was informed.
Dr. Toshevi Sümi Totimi MBBS Award is an initiative of Dr. Toshevi Keditsu Sema, the first lady doctor from the Sümi tribe of Nagaland. She completed her MBBS in the year 1977 from Guwahati Medical College. The award is officiated by Dr. K&T Keditsu Foundation in collaboration with Sümi Totimi Hoho. The award is presented annually to Sümi women who qualify to study graduate medical course (MBBS) through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in India. The award comprises of certificate and cash prize of INR 1,00,000.