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Naga Hospital Kohima without CT scan
Published on 4 Sep. 2009 12:39 AM IST
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Naga Hospital Kohima and the Critical Care Unit which is under the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) has been running without CT Scan since last one week following its tube which was burst out. And those patients who needed CT Scanning had to be sent to other private hospitals in the capital where the facilities were available. However, those of critical patients could not afford traveling because of their critical health conditions. The Naga Hospital Authority Kohima said they have already communicated the problem with Phillips Company which is ready to supply the SC Tube for early replacement. It costs about Rs 50 lakh and the longevity of it is about 3 to 4 years, said Dr Nandira I Changkija of Naga Hospital Authority Kohima. Whereas we are stretching it to 5 years under our best care, she stated. It is however encouraging that the matter had already been placed to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who had reportedly grasped the situation and ready to dole out so that Tube from the Phillips Company could be procured at the earliest. “I am happy that the Chief Minister has given positive note to dole out to meet the cost of the Tube”, Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu, Minister for Health and Family Welfare told NEPS here Thursday. Azo assured to rush to CM as soon as the file reached him. The Minister also highlighted the well equipped Critical Care Unit run under the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima at capital saying they were concerned for patients with minimum expenditure. It is non-profit making unit, he said. Our doctors, nurses, administrative staff and other employees there had been giving their best service and dedication.

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