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Governor felicitates doctor for outstanding achievement

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Feb 22, 2021 9:18 pm
Dr. Yiangngam Wangaolim (third from right) along with her parents with RN Ravi, Pangnyu Phom and others on Monday.

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Kohima, Feb. 22 (EMN):
Governor of Nagaland, RN Ravi on Monday felicitated Dr. Yiangngam Wangaolim who achieved the third rank in her post-graduation degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Kerala University of Health Sciences in 2020.

 A felicitation programme was held at Dr. Imkongliba Hall, at Raj Bhavan in Kohima.

Speaking on the occasion, the governor expressed his happiness for her achievement stating that “It’s a testimony of what one can achieve, if one resolves with determination”.

Ravi then maintained that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi often use ‘Sankalp’ and ‘Sidhi’ means ‘resolution / resolve’ and ‘something unique/ something great’ respectively.

He said, “to accomplish that (something great/ something outstanding) is to resolve’ adding that Dr. Yiangngam has demonstrated the same.

“The most precious asset of any society, a state or a country is its human resource, even we have all kinds of natural resources and the human resource is poor, these other resources are often unused,” he said.

He asserted that Nagaland has huge natural resources and inherent rich human resources adding that over time, there is a decline in human resource.

He pointed out that for human resource of a society in a state or country to grow to its potential, resources have to be endowed and equipped with quality health and education.

“There is no substitute, quality health and quality education are the essentials for building human resource and we have to do a lot of catching up,” Ravi said.

He then commended the state health machinery for its services during the initial days of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state. He stated that the department had done “outstandingly well” with the cooperation of civil societies.

“We are confident that we will overcome and see the end of it, sooner or later with the vaccinations on,” he added.

He further stressed on the need to work more to improve the health infrastructure as it is crucial for building human resource of the state.

“The country is all set to celebrate 75th year of its independence in 2022 and it will be good if we all sets some targets what all we can achieve, what all we must achieve in this time,” he stated.

To the doctor, he urged her to be an inspiration for the youths of the state for having struggled and achieved such an excellence, committed to serve the people of Nagaland.

He also urged the doctor to work as a mentor to youngsters especially in high school and higher secondary schools by encouraging and guiding them adding that “Yours will be an inspirational story and that will do great to the state.”

He further urged her to make periodic interactions with the students and prepare them to face competitive examinations.

Minister for Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) S Pangnyu Phom, also speaking at the occasion, congratulated the doctor on her success and bringing laurels to the state.

He expressed optimism that she would contribute immensely for the growth of health sector in the state.

Principal Secretary for Health and Family Welfare, Amardeep Singh Bhatia stated the state does not have sufficient doctors with the doctor-patient ratio of 1: 1854, which is much lower than the national average of 1:4245, while the actual ratio is mandated to be 1: 1000.

He maintained that the government is encouraging more doctors to go for specialisation to deliver better health services.

He informed that Dr. Yiangngam Wangaolim was appointed as medical officer in 2018 through Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) posted in Aboi and he exuded confidence that once she joined the service as junior specialist, she would ensure better health services in meeting the needs of the people where she is posted.

While expressing appreciation and gratitude to the governor for the felicitation, the principal secretary maintained that it would encourage more medical doctors to pursue higher studies and specialisations and also put in the required hard work to be rank holders.

He said the Governor’s felicitation has also encouraged the youth of the state bring more laurels and instill the culture of merit base rewards.

In her speech, Dr. Yiangngam Wangaolim said she is the eldest of the four siblings, hailing from Chenloisho village under Mon district and did her schooling Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Kohima and higher secondary from Kohima Science College, Jotsoma. She pursued her MBBS from Muzaffarpur in Bihar, and specialisation in Obsetric and Gynaecology from Kerala in 2020.

She expresses her happiness and gratitude for being felicitated by the governor of Nagaland and credited her success to God’s grace and guidance and the sacrifices her parents and family made.

He also expressed gratitude to the government’s support for quality education, scholarships and career opportunities and also acknowledged the department of Health and Family Welfare for granting her study leave to pursue her specialsation.

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Feb 22, 2021 9:18:24 pm