Nagaland Health minister takes stock of medical supplies at District Hospital Dimapur
Dimapur, June 7 (EMN): Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Pangnyu Phom on Monday had a brief meeting with medical officers of District Hospital Dimapur, now Covid hospital, at the Chapel Hall of DHD, ‘to listen to their grievances and take stock of the availability of equipment, medicines and other logistics’.
The minister lauded the healthcare workers – doctors and nurses — for rendering their selfless sacrifices in the fight against Covid pandemic and assured to look into their grievances on need basis, according to an update from DPRO Dimapur.
Pointing out that every department has a system which cannot be bypassed, Phom advised them to send the requirements in the form of proposals. He also expressed concern over the lack of CT scan and X-Ray machines at the facility and directed the CMO and MS to officially submit the proposal at the earliest, while assuring that the department would provide the equipment.
Highlighting the Covid scenario in the district hospital, CMO Dimapur informed that there are presently 10 Covid hospitals, out of which two not yet activated but would be done anytime as and when need arises, everything is set in place and mockdrill already conducted. He also informed the minister that the district has sufficient Covid beds as well as oxygen cylinders currently.
The MS Dimapur also apprised the Health minister that Round Table India Trust in collaboration with Rotary Club Dimapur had donated 50-bedded equipment at a designated ward at DHD and the equipment has starting arriving.
Invest India is planning to providing a prefabricated 48-bedded Covid hospital, the official informed, adding that more manpower would be required with more infrastructure and requested the minister to look into the matter.
District Immunisation Officer, Dr. Rebecca highlighted the vaccination status of the district and apprised the minister on maximum allocation of vaccines in Dimapur considering the population of district.