Take health services to remotest corners of Nagaland, says Governor Jagdish Mukhi
Dimapur, Feb. 7 (EMN): Nagaland Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on Monday said that healthcare services should be taken to the remotest corners of the state.
He said this while speaking to the staff and officials of the Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHSR) in Dimapur during his visit to the hospital along with the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Commissioner of Police, and other officers.
The Governor said that students and administrators of CIHSR have a crucial role to play in promoting healthcare access to everyone.
Stressing on the need to providing universal healthcare to all, he urged the administration of the hospital and the state government to take steps to make healthcare services affordable and available to the farthest areas of the state. He said this will reflect a progressive Nagaland marching ahead in the 21st century.
Mukhi said that the CIHSR has emerged as one of the renowned hospitals and a centre of excellence in healthcare in the state; has served and contributed much to the people of Nagaland by providing health services.
“I am confident that the doctors, nurses and paramedics being trained here will serve the state with a high degree of commitment and dedication and will ring glory to the profession,” he said.
CIHSR resources underutilised
Meanwhile, the governor said after observing the wards of the hospital that its infrastructure and staff were being ‘underutilised’ and asked the hospital authority to exploit this asset.
Sensing that there was only one patient was admitted in the maternal ward and three patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) in a 13-bedded ward during the visit, Mukhi asked the hospital authority to work on making best use of the resources it has.
He also enquired about the charges for treatment from the patients, to which the spokesperson of CIHSR replied that they charge less than private hospitals and 10-20% more than government hospitals.
In the meantime, the governor expressed satisfaction over the quality of education and courses the hospital provides to students. He said that that the twin foundation for the development of a nation is healthcare and education, and the CIHSR has both these attributes and is able to give high quality medical care to the people.