Minister hands Centre big list of health imperatives
Dimapur, April 6 (EMN): The minister for Health and Family Welfare S Pangnyu Phom has sought assistance from the central government to give Nagaland a number of administrative and development inputs to improve the state’s health sector.
Phom sought said assistance during a meeting with Union minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda, and Union minister of State Anupriya Patel, and union minister of state (independent) for Ayush Shripad Naik at New Delhi on April 6, it was informed.
During the meeting Phom was said to have requested the central leadership to support a number of projects in Nagaland as priority. According to updates, the projects included running the Nagaland medical college in Kohima as a central institute in the nature of Neigrihms or Rims; improving infrastructure and facilities in the district hospitals of Tuensang and Longleng; set up a medical college in eastern Nagaland, Ayush hospital in all the districts; accident and trauma centres in all district hospitals; and set up regional medicinal and aromatic plants research centre in the state.
Phom has thanked the union ministers for their constant support to the state towards improving the health care delivery system. The minister also apprised the union ministers about the progress made by the state in implementing various centrally sponsored schemes.
It was learned that the union ministers have assured to extend all possible help to complete the ongoing projects in the state and also to consider the new projects proposed by the state government for improving the health sector in the state.
Phom has further invited to the union minsters to visit Nagaland and see for themselves on the progress made by the state in implementing the centrally sponsor schemes/projects.