Nagaland Health minister updates progress of 2 upcoming medical colleges in state
Kohima, June 13 (EMN): Minister of Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom on Monday said that some buildings of the much-awaited Nagaland Medical College in Kohima will be handed over to the government before the end of this year, probably in November or December, before making it functional from next academic session (2023).
Updating the media on the progress of the college, which is likely to be renamed as Nagaland Institute of Medical Science and Research, the minister reiterated that it is 60% complete and a total of 60 posts for the faculty have been created.
He said that the department has invited a team of experts to inspect the site.
Mon Medical College
Phom said the Centre has released INR 292 crore (total share INR 325 crore), while the state government has released INR 5 crore (total share INR 32.5 crore). He added that INR 2.43 crore had been released for ‘administrative approval’ of preliminary works, while geographical and land survey had been completed.
Highlighting medical infrastructure in the state, he said three Ayush hospitals – 10-bedded Integrated Ayush Hospital, Noklak; 30-bedded Integrated Ayush Hospital, Noklak; and 50-bedded Ayush Hospital, Razha, Chedema – are functional.
He added that two such facilities – 50-bedded Integrated Ayush Hospital, Sapangya (Chungtia), Mokokchung and 30-bedded Integrated Ayush Hospital, Yachem, Longleng – are under construction, while the Ministry of Ayush has approved in principle for setting up of similar facilities in Kiphire (30-bedded), NU, Medziphema (10-bedded), Tuli (10-bedded), and Chukitong, Wokha (10-bedded).
He also said that ‘establishment of Ayurvedic College at Longleng has been agreed in principle’.
The Health minister also reiterated that the state have received vaccines from GoI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) that 1509700 doses of Covishield Vaccine; 163000 doses of Covacin and 95100 doses of CorBEvax Vaccine while the state had purchased 93390 doses of Covishield Vaccine.
Meanwhile, he informed that the Health department is conducting ‘Free Medical Camp’ in all the districts of Nagaland as part of Seva or service to humanity. He said that people will be provided free check up, free medicine and free medical intervention at the health camp, an initiative to reach out to the poor and needy on the occasion of ‘Seva, Sushsan Aur Gareeb Kalyan Parv’.