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NPCC flags non-functioning machinery at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima

By EMN Updated: May 03, 2024 11:31 pm

DIMAPUR — The Public Grievances Department of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on Friday claimed that the CT scan and mammogram machines at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) have not been functioning for over a year.

Citing information from a credible source, the NPCC revealed that the essential equipment has been out of service for over a year, forcing patients, particularly those from rural areas, to seek costly alternatives at private hospitals.

“This failure to maintain essential medical equipment in a government-run hospital reflects poorly on the authorities responsible for promptly addressing such irregularities,” it said.

The NPCC went on to say that the NHAK, a well-established hospital serving the people of Nagaland, particularly those from rural areas who travel to Kohima for medical care, should not have non- functional machinery.

The lack of functional CT Scan and mammogram machines not only compromises patient care but also places an undue financial burden on those who rely on affordable healthcare services provided by government hospitals, it said.

Emphasising that effective governance entails ensuring the welfare and dignity of the public, which includes providing reliable medical facilities, the NPCC said that NHAK, operating without proper CT-Scan and mammogram machines for over a year, raises questions about the government’s commitment to the well-being of its citizens.

It demanded immediate action from the concerned authorities to rectify the situation, warning that failure to do so will result in necessary democratic action being taken to ensure the welfare of the people.

Further, the Public Grievances Department of the NPCC vowed to continue advocating for the people of Nagaland, irrespective of their economic status, and expressed its readiness to address shortcomings where the current government falls short.

By EMN Updated: May 03, 2024 11:31:05 pm
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