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Naga United village gets Health and Wellness Centre

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Oct 22, 2021 9:59 pm
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Dr. Thanghoi Lam cutting the ribbon during the inauguration of Naga United Village HWC on Friday. (EM Images)

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Dimapur, Oct. 22 (EMN):
The government is targeting to build Health and Wellness Centre (HWC) all over Nagaland but we are first targeting the areas that have been marginalised by politics, said Dr. Thanghoi Lam, State Programme Officer, National Health Mission.

He was speaking during the inaugural programme of Naga United Village Health and Wellness Centre on Friday.

While informing that they have selected two sub-centres from all the districts to provide public health service, he lauded Naga United villagers for contributing towards the building construction knowing the importance of health centre and asked them to continue to support.

He expressed hope that the centre is upgraded in future, while assuring that the government will do its best to serve the people.

Mentioning the rise in non-communicable diseases like blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes, cancer and other problems, he said “we have to move forward and change the health system approach and therefore we started the HWC”.

He further asserted that such health centres would help employ many Nagas, who are working outside the state after completing B.Sc nursing, GNM and M.SC, besides improving the healthcare system.

We have to improve primary health care centres as going to big hospitals even for minor cases can cause big, he said, while stressing on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to avoid complications.

Chief Medical Officer of Dimapur, Dr. Moatemjen also stressed on the importance of investing in health and timely medical check-ups. ‘We should invest for our well being so that in the future we will not face big health issues at late stage,’ he added.

He said infectious diseases used to cause more deaths in the past but change of lifestyle and less physical activity have led to increase in non-communicable diseases.

He suggested the people to visit HWC for blood test or sugar test at least once or twice in a month to avoid big issues in the later stage.

Urging the community to continue supporting the centre, he said that ‘wherever community participation is there, the government also tries to help develop with more interest but if the community is not interested then the government does not want to waste their resources’.

Atahülü Tetseo, Community Health Officer (CHO), said that four of them are working in the centre.

She also thanked Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom and former principal director Kevichusa Medikru for their support.

Village council chairman Reyopoyi Nyekha appealed to the government to upgrade the facility in future.

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Oct 22, 2021 9:59:29 pm