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Signal Angami village gets new health sub-centre

By EMN Updated: Mar 09, 2020 11:27 pm
Dr. T Pangjung Sangtam, officials and village leaders after the inauguration of the new health sub-centre at Signal Angami village in Dimapur on Monday.

Dimapur, March 9 (EMN): A new health sub-centre was inaugurated at Signal Angami village in Dimapur on Monday by chief medical officer of Dimapur Dr. T Pangjung Sangtam. An update from the district medical officer informed that a minute silence was observed to pay homage to the former chairman of the village, late Thenico Sangtam, before the function began.

Emphasising important role a health sub-centre plays for the community, Sangtam said that such a facility provides basic health care to the people, the first step towards tracking one’s health and preventing various diseases. He added that “most of the prevalent diseases in our society today are caused, not by communicable diseases, but mostly by the choice of lifestyle we make”.

‘Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading cause of many ailments today. However, regular check up and early detection can help prevent major diseases. Adults, who are 30 years and above, should monitor their BP and blood sugar regularly to track their health,’ he was quoted as saying. He further requested the village authorities to clearly demarcate the land allotted to the medical department so that future developments could be facilitated without any hindrance.

While presenting report on the building construction, the secretary of Signal Angami Village Council stated that establishing a health centre in the village was a long-awaited dream of the community. It was only due to the hard work and selfless efforts of late Thenicho Sangtam, as chairman of the Village Health and Sanitation Committee, this dream has become a reality, he added.

“Due to his (Sangtam) efforts, a health sub-centre was added in the 2015-16 Health Action Plan and in 2017, the creation of a sub-centre was finally approved. The construction of the main building took only six months, however, the final completion such as electrification and plumbing, could be done after a long gap due to financial constraints,” the report read.

The secretary of the village lamented that the pioneer of the facility, Sangtam, could not see the final completion and the inauguration of his project but the community would remember his sacrifice.

Dr. N Simon Dzuvichu, chairman of SMC, in his welcome address assured the department that the villagers would take ownership of the sub-centre and provide support and co-operation so that the people could avail health care. He also requested the department to provide all necessary resources needed for a health sub-centre.

Sashi Longkumer, member of SAVC, while thanked the department, officials and members present during the inaugural function of the facility and also appreciated the pioneers and village authorities of the village for their foresight and vision.

By EMN Updated: Mar 09, 2020 11:27:34 pm