Poterlane gets urban health centre
Kohima, Sep. 30 (EMN): Poterlane colony in Kohima has a new urban primary health centre (UPHC), part of the National Urban Health Mission. The advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Dr. Neikiesalie Kire inaugurated the centre on September 30 in Kohima.
Addressing the inaugural programme, Kire expressed appreciation to the authorities for bringing the health service to the locality. He urged denizens of the town to use the services the health establishment is providing and to cooperate with health workers.
Kire advised the public to go for regular health checks and to take advantage of the health and wellness centres. “Make use of this. It’s a blessing,” he said.
To the health workers, he exhorted them to be compassionate in their service and to ensure work ethics.
State Nodal Officer Dr. Puse Liegise gave a brief review of the National Urban Health Mission. He said that the Poterlane centre was the second public health center in Kohima town and the seventh in Nagaland.
The primary objective of the urban health mission is to make quality health comprehensively accessible and equitable, he said at the event. He spoke also about the mission’s aim to provide institutionalized services to the public and outreach services through health camps and educational programmes.
Liegise informed that the primary health centre will be providing free medicines and treatment for primary levels. He sought the support of the people to the healthy workers, accredited social health activists and Mahila Arogya Samiti for capacity development in the locality.