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Church body in Nagaland extends helping hand to dengue patients in Mon

By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Oct 25, 2023 8:34 pm

DIMAPUR — As Mon district recorded unprecedented cases of dengue this year, prompting the government of Nagaland to deploy more healthcare workers to control the crisis, the Konyak Baptist Bumeinok Bangjüm (KBBB) has come forward to alleviate the financial burden faced by patients and their families.

Sources told Eastern Mirror that the KBBB has donated INR 4 lakh to the District Hospital Mon towards dengue-related expenses.

Consequently, the district hospital authority is said to have decided to use the fund towards conducting tests for dengue and providing scrub typhus treatment to patients free of cost. Patients can avail the assistance starting from October 26 until the allotted amount is fully utilised.

The KBBB also donated an amount of INR 1 lakh towards Rapha clinic in Mon. The doctor in charge of the clinic informed that the amount will be utilised for dengue, scrub typhus and complete blood count tests as per the availability of reagents. These essential tests will be offered free of charge until the donated amount is expended, added the healthcare worker.

It may be mentioned that Mon, Dimapur and Chümoukedima were most affected by dengue fever this year.

A health official had earlier informed this newspaper that as many as 1354 dengue cases were confirmed through Elisa tests at District Hospital Dimapur, out of 4998 samples tested between July and October 10 this year. Of the confirmed cases, approximately 700 cases were from Dimapur, Chümoukedima and Niuland, while the remaining cases were reported from districts.

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By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Oct 25, 2023 8:34:15 pm
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