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Woodland Nursing hosts medical camp

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 17, 2019 12:04 am
A medical practitioner attends to a patient during the free medical camp at Woodland Nursing Home in Mokokchung, on February 15.

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Mokokchung, Feb. 16 (EMN): More than 90 people were screened for diabetes besides given neuropathy and micro-albuminuria tests during a free medical camp that was held at Woodland Nursing Home, some five kilometres away from Mokokchung town, on February 15.
A physician at the event informed that 40 percent of the patients there between the ages 40 and 70 years were found to have diabetes. During micro-albuminuria testing, 80 percent of the patients were found to be positive while for neuropathy, 90 percent showed mild to severe cases. Such health issues are caused by lifestyle and food habits, the physician said.

The source informed that the medical clinic was conducted with support from a specialist along with machines and manpower provided by Fourrts Company. The source spoke of the nursing home’s plans to conduct free medical camps ‘after every three months because health problems such as diabetes and ‘neuro’ etc are ‘prevalent these days’ and that such health issues need to be publicised among the people, he said.

Woodland Nursing Home is the first private hospital in Mokokchung. It was started by Dr JT Walling during the 1970s.’ The nursing home has been rendering health services to the community now for more than 40 years.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 17, 2019 12:04:23 am