Mongsenyimti gets mobile medical unit
Mokokchung, Sep. 14 (EMN): To enhance healthcare services in the rural areas, a mobile medical unit (MMU) was inaugurated on Saturday at Mongsenyimti village, located 23 kilometre from Mokokchung town.
The MMU is an input from The Hans Foundation (THF) in collaboration with Community Educational Centre Society. Minister Tongpang Ozukum inaugurated the unit in the community hall of Mongsenyimti.
In his speech, the minister acknowledged the Foundation for their philanthropic projects to improve the quality of life of underprivileged communities across Indian states and bringing benefits to millions of the poor directly or indirectly.
Providing better healthcare services to the people especially the elderly in the rural areas is a long-cherished dream for him personally, he said. It has come true finally through the THF project, he said.
Ozukum said personnel of the mobile clinic will face difficulties and hardship in providing for better healthcare support in the interior areas. However, he said their sacrifice will bring benefit to the people.
The minister told the people that the success of the MMU depends on their support. He has urged them to avail the benefits judiciously for a better, healthy and productive life. He asserted that Nagaland was still lacking in many fields compared to other states in India.
‘They are many far flung places where people are being deprived of better health care or to that matter hardly seen a doctor because of their remote location,’ he said. He suggested to the THF to explore and initiate more socio-developmental projects in Nagaland.
To this, Brigadier SS Katariya of the THF assured that he will deliver the message to the chief executive officer of the Foundation.
He said that the THF has placed Nagaland in a special place and plans to make it the ‘largest benefiters’ of the THF projects in a few years’ time. He maintained that the Foundation has made its mark in 26 states and union territories during the past ten year’s of implementing programmes and projects from the grassroots to the national level in the field of health, education, disability and livelihood.
A team comprising a physician, nurse, laboratory technician, pharmacists and a coordinator has been assigned to cover 15 villages. The project assures 50% discount on medicines. Pastor Imli Ozukum said a prayer dedicating the health service facility.