Congress leader Apok & co gifts medical camp
Mokokchung, November 14
Hundreds of patients have a reason to thank Congress leader C Apok Jamir and his wife. The Congress leader sponsored a “mega free medical camp” along with a number of likeminded citizens from Mokokchung.
The free medical camp, which started on November 11, was held in Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital and culminated on November 14. Doctors and medical specialists from Delhi Max Hospital and abroad treated the patients.
More than 600 patients were treated during the four-day medical camp. Free medicines were also provided sponsored by C Apok.
MLA C Apok said the medical camp was a success due to the combined efforts of the medial personnel. He also acknowledged his lady wife as “pillar of success for the medical camp”. He lamented that the reality of the district hospital is ‘slag and slow’ and often fails to render the desired support at times. “It is a collective responsibility to improve the hospital,” he said.
Chief Spinal Surgeon at Max Healthcare Dr. H. N Bajaj called the medical personnel “unsung heroes” for the service they rendered to the people of Mokokchung. “Mokokchung Civil Hospital is a major hospital and is crying out for better investment and facilities and up gradation of existing facilities.” He added.
Senior Consultant Intervention Cardiologist at Max Heart and Vascular Institute Dr. Sumeet Sethi also expressed concern but hoped for changes in the institutions. Some of the needs he said the hospital must meet are for cardiology patients. Proper beds and equipments to assist the medical investigation process is important, he said. On the brighter note he said that the hospitality of the people had been excellent and “I had attended a lot of medical camps and this camp by far is the best organized camp, in standard of military procedure alike” and credited volunteers and organizers for the success.
The doctors have conveyed that Hypertension is prevalent in 80% of elderly people which may account due lack of treatment regularly, lack of understanding of the nature and cause of the ailment. They had also encountered cases of congenital heart diseases in children and especially elderly patients who must have lived untreated so far, according to them.
The team of doctors suggested that a ‘realistic and achievable steps’ are required to build the district hospital and expressed their hopes for wider community cooperation to nurture the growth of the existing Mokokchung district hospital.