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Kohima, Nagaland

Dr. Kire insists giving enough chances to women

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Feb 16, 2024 9:04 pm
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Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, Christy Tsanglao, Vikali A Zhimo and others after the seminar in Kohima on Friday. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — Former MLA Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire on Friday emphasised the need to give enough chances to the women to share the issues of the society and the state.

He stated this during a seminar organised by the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) Central Women Organisation (CWO) on “Women’s health and wellness” at the conference hall of its head office in Kohima. Dr. Kire was of the opinion that in the context of the Nagas, women have their say in the family and pointed out the need to give platform to the women.

He expressed delight on the history of the state having two legislators in the capacity of a minister and an advisor and opined that they must take initiatives and see how much they could help on the women’s issues. He also called upon the Naga women to come forward in addressing their issues.

Dr. Kire observed that the issues on women’s health and wellness are often overlooked.

Referring to his recent visit to the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), he stated that there were 4959 male and 5813 female registered in Out Patient Department (OPD) against the total 10, 782 registered in January 2024.

As per data collected at gynaecology ward in January 2024, he informed that 65 male and 70 female children were born respectively, while in December 2023, 94 male and 81 female children were born.

Considering the number of patients coming for check up with females surpassing the counterparts at NHAK, he opined that there is no discrimination of women. He, therefore called for effort to ensure that there is access to prenatal care and other healthcare services.

He implored on the need to address the underlying social-economic and political factors in order to ensure them to perform better.

In view of the upcoming municipal elections with 33% women reservation, he challenged the women to participate and make a difference in the society.

Dr. Kire further maintained that each woman should live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Christy Tsanglao, make-up artist, stressed on the importance of personal grooming that gives a person a good presentation to face the world, while it also strengthens relations among people. She dwelled on the importance of massages that could help prevent major health issues.

Tsanglao also emphasised on the importance of living in the fear of God and told the women to build their foundation in the Lord.

In her welcome address, the CWO president, Vikali A Zhimomi, urged the participants to avail the various micro-finances and perform well with their repayments. She informed that the party women organisation would conduct a session on mental health.

She further urged the members to be techno-friendly and be consistent in learning so as to enable them to the party function more efficiently.

The programme was led by advocate N Phom, CWO secretary, while songs were presented by Nito Sheqi Swu and Nikato Tamang respectively.

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Feb 16, 2024 9:04:50 pm
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