NVWA lends assistance to needy students
Dimapur, April 13 (EMN): As part of its yearly activity, members of the Nagaland Women Voluntary Association (NVWA) visited Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research Centre (CIHSR) also known as Referral Hospital in Dimapur on Tuesday and provided financial assistance to the less privileged students undergoing training at CIHSR Nursing Institute.
During the visit, NVWA president, Kaisa Rio, who is also the wife of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, highlighted the association’s activities over the past years. She said that NVWA has been assisting projects and also providing financial support to organisations in need in its humble way, a DIPR report stated.
She mentioned that the objective of the association was to provide assistance to those in need in whichever way possible for a good cause of the society. She also acknowledged CIHSR for giving their best towards the service of humanity. On behalf of the association, she further assured to extend support even in the days to come.
CIHSR director Dr. Sedevi, while briefing about the hospital, mentioned that the hospital began its journey on November 24, 2007, governed by tripartite partnership including CMC Vellore, EHA and Nagaland government with a vision to develop Christ centred leadership, transforming communities through innovation, compassion, and excellence on the motto “Serve, nurture transform”. The objectives of the hospital was to transform it into a centre of excellence, provide training and academic centre, focus on networking and develop a community of caring.
He maintained that the hospital comprises 200 beds secondary and mid tertiary centre, including 530 staff and hundred outsourced staff. It also has a cancer centre and includes specialists in gastroenterology, cardiology and dialysis.
In regard to academics, he informed that the hospitals has been providing DNB post graduates in medicine, family medicine and surgery, college of nursing- BSc, PCBSC and GNM, allied health sciences focussing on five subjects, CLHTC-lay leaders training, bedside assistants-NSDC and has a school for children with special needs named as Precious Gems School.
Highlighting the student scholarship fund, Dr. Sedevi mentioned that contributions are carried out from staff and other friends. It also comprised a committee for administration of the funds wherein SOP and criteria for selection and administration of fund is conducted and being used to benefit the meritorious students from areas of special need.
Later, the association members also visited the institute, hostel and library of the nursing institute. NVWA also donated a sum of INR 10 lakh which was handed over to CIHSR director.