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Putuonuo Hospital introduces free cancer clinic

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Jun 01, 2024 4:18 pm
Putuonuo Hospital introduces free cancer clinic
Khrienuo Rio Moa, Dr. Toshevi Sema Keditsu, Dr. Keduovinuo Keditsu, Dr. Dziesebeinuo Khezhie and others during the launch of free cancer clinic at Putuonuo Hospital in Kohima on Saturday. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — Coinciding with the National Cancer Survivors Day that is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of June, Putuonuo Hospital at Daklane in Kohima on Saturday introduced a free cancer clinic with support from Rev. Moa Longchari Foundation (RMLCF) and Dr. K&T Keditsu Foundation.

Speaking about the newly opened free cancer clinic, Dr. Keduovinuo Keditsu, consultant surgical oncologist and director of operations at Putuonuo Hospital, informed that the clinic will be open every Thursday from 2 to 4 pm at the ground floor lobby of the health facility.

Putuonuo Hospital introduces free cancer clinic
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She advised patients to book in advance by contacting phone nos. +91 8794820089 and +91 8787312687. The services at the free cancer clinic would include one-time free consultation by oncologists and physical examination, free cancer screening for mouth (oral), breast cancer and cervical cancer.

Dr. Keditsu maintained that anyone who is symptom free (no complaint) or has some complaints and wish to consult or screen for the above cancers would be screened. She, however, informed that those previously registered with the free cancer clinic, previously treated cancer patients, currently diagnosed cancer patients or those under treatment or second opinions are not eligible for the free cancer clinic (out of scope).

The clinic was jointly launched by Khrienuo Rio Moa, founder of Rev. Moa Longchari Foundation (RMLCF) and Dr. Toshevi Sema Keditsu, co-founder of Dr. K&T Keditsu Foundation.

Speaking at the launch programme, Khrienuo Rio Moa shared how she had given care to her deceased husband during the devastating journey and advised the cancer survivor and caregivers to stay positive while encountering the disease. She told the gathering to be reminded of the ceaseless love of Christ and to keep trusting God and not give up hope.

She further asked the gathering to be an encouragement to the patients and caregivers, while she also urged the survivors to be a blessing to others as God has given them another chance.

The vice principal of Immanuel Theological College and Seminary (ITCS), Chümoukedima, Dr. Samuel Venuh, shared his experience of how he had undergone the devastating disease and acknowledged God for the healing and the care received during his treatment at Putunuo Hospital (erstwhile Putuonuo Nursing Home).

Recalling his experience, he urged the staff of the hospital to continue to let their workplace be a mission field for God and he also encouraged the cancer patients and survivors to trust in the Lord.

Another cancer survivor, Kekhrieletso Kelio, shared about his journey in dealing with the disease.

A song was presented by Kuvengoyi Tetseo, head of security at Putuonuo Hospital, while an invocation prayer was said by Inotoli Hesso, chaplain of Shalom Bible Seminary, Zubza.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Jun 01, 2024 4:18:06 pm
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