Mokokchung’s IMDH gets dialysis facility
Mokokchung, Sep. 17 (EMN): A dialysis facility has been inaugurated on Tuesday at the Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH) in Mokokchung district.
The newly inaugurated facility is stated to be from the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme of the National Health Mission. Four dialysis machines along with other logistic services were donated by Fairfax India Charitable Foundation, which focuses on providing affordable dialysis access.
During a formal programme that marked the inauguration of the facility, officials from the IMDH informed that two technicians along with nurses and doctors from the hospital have been assigned to see to the services.
Medical Superintendence of the hospital Dr Medem said Kohima and Mokokchung district hospitals are the only government-run hospitals in the state to have been equipped with dialysis machines.
Medem informed that minimum charges will be applied excluding human resource and machine charges. Even PM-JAY Ayushman Bharat e-Card holders can avail the services, it was informed.
Another medical officer informed that ‘as per protocol’ one machine needs to handle 14 dialyses in a month. He added that four to five chronic kidney patients come to the IMDH every month in need of dialysis.
However, they have to be referred to other private hospitals here and outside the district to get access for dialysis services, it was informed.
The official was optimistic also that with the installation of the dialysis machines here, patients will be duly served without they having to undertake frequent trips, which are often over long distances and incurring heavy travel costs, to access dialysis services.
The new dialysis facility was dedicated by MTBA’s associate pastor Yanglu Pongen.