Phom inspects construction of acute care facility at CIHSR
Kohima/Dimapur, Oct. 4 (EMN): Minister for Health and Family Welfare S Pangnyu Phom on Monday visited and inspected the progress of the 200-bedded Acute Care Facility at Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Researches (CIHSR), Dimapur.
An update from aide of the minister informed that Phom was accompanied by Nagaland Health Project (NHM), Dr L Belho; Engineer for Health and Family Welfare department, Naro; Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dimapur, Dr Moa; Dr George and other Government officials.
It was stated that the CIHSR Director, Dr. Sedevi Angami and representatives of GLOCAL, Gautam Choudhary and Sougato were also present during the visit, wherein, the representatives of GLOCAL assured the Inspecting Team that the project would be completed and handed over by October 15, 2021.
The Minister expressed satisfaction with the progress of construction of the acute care facility which has reached its final stages. The acute care facility is being built to respond to any possible third wave of Covid-19 in Nagaland.
Upon completion of the project, this facility would also be available for any other mass health emergency in future in a major boost to the state health infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Phom also visited the construction sites of the chief medical officer’s office building, new district hospital Dimapur building, and Chumoukedima Hospital. An update informed that he inspected the construction site of the new district hospital Dimapur building and evaluated the progress of the construction. Upon completion, the new district hospital Dimapur will be a 200-bedded facility. An additional 50-bedded building is also under construction, and it will be prefabricated and completed by December 2021, it informed.
It said that the construction of the CMO’s office building will begin soon and will be completed within 22 months.
It said that he also visited the 100-bedded Chumoukedima Hospital, the construction of which will restart within this month, it added.
It further stated that the Health minister urged the contractors to complete the ongoing constructions at the earliest to cater to the needs of the public smoothly and efficiently.