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Dimapur gets 50-bedded Covid-19 hospital

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Mar 01, 2022 12:13 am
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S Pangnyu Phom with the members of Novo Nordisk Foundation, Embassy of Denmark; C-CAMP Bengaluru, Invest India and administrators in Dimapur on Monday. (EM Images)

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Dimapur, Feb. 28 (EMN): Minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom on Monday inaugurated a 50-bedded Covid-19 facility at the District Hospital in Dimapur.

The extended facility was developed with support from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Embassy of Denmark in New Delhi, C-CAMP Bengaluru and Invest India through AGNli Mission, under the guidance of the office of Principal Scientific Adviser to Indian government.

Speaking on the occasion, Phom said the state has been tackling the Covid-19 pandemic with all the available manpower, facilities and resources like the rest of the world, losing many lives but not giving up the fight.

He said the 50-bedded Covid-19 Hospital is one of the most-needed facilities with advanced equipment which will enable timely care and treatment of patients. He also acknowledged the Novo Nordisk foundation for funding the well-equipped facility and appreciated the office of the principal scientific adviser to GoI for selecting Dimapur district for this Mega Project and all those involved in its successful completion.

The minister said that the pandemic in a way pushed the government to invest more in the health sector. He added that to provide better healthcare service, the state government will build three new district hospitals buildings in Zunheboto, Noklak and Longleng in due course of time.

Uttam Bhattacharyya of C-Camp Bengaluru informed that the structure could  last for around 30 to 50 years if maintained well and a similar structure will be built in Mokokchung district as well.

Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan said that the city being a hotspot for all commercial transactions and densely populated, took a major hit during the pandemic but was able to tackle it with the help of the government and the administration.

He added that better health facilities in Dimapur will not only benefit Nagaland but also other neighbouring states and appreciated the Novo Nordisk Foundation for its philanthropic work.

At the event, speeches were also delivered by His Excellency Ambassador, Royal Danish Embassy in New Delhi, Freddy Svane; Counsellor for Science, Innovation and Higher Education at DK Embassy in Delhi, Jakob Williams Oerberg and other spoke at the event.

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Mar 01, 2022 12:13:30 am