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Nagaland inks MoU with Imphal hospital for free treatment of children with CHD

By EMN Updated: May 08, 2018 11:31 pm

Dimapur, May 8 (EMN): The National Health Mission (NHM), Nagaland unit on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Imphal-based SKY Hospital to provide free quality care and surgical services to children born with congenital heart disease (CHD).

This was informed through a press release from the state’s department of Health and Family Welfare. Children, aged below 18, diagnosed with congenital cardiac disease will be provided cardiac surgeries under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), it informed.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru, the mission director of National Health Mission, Nagaland on behalf of the state government and Dr. Shyamkishore Lairikyengbam, the chairman of SKY Hospital, Imphal on behalf of the agency in the presence of officials from both parties.

“Children detected with congenital heart diseases (CHD) by the RBSK Mobile Health Teams or during routine screening at District Hospitals will be referred to SKY Hospital for further management and surgery.  It may be mentioned that RBSK is an initiative to improve child survival and quality of life.

“It was implemented in the state in the year 2013 for screening of children within the age-group of 0-18 years for the 4Ds: Defect at Birth, Deficiencies, Diseases and Developmental Delays and Disabilities. Under this scheme children within the targeted age group will be provided free services as per the RBSK model costing,” the statement read.

By EMN Updated: May 08, 2018 11:31:46 pm