Lt. Gen NK Singh, AVSM, VSM, GOC 3 Corps laid the foundation stone for the construction of Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) Polyclinic near Circuit House, Dimapur.
The Polyclinic would make available medical facilities available to Ex-Servicemen and their families in civil areas with easy accessibility compared to its present location in Rangapahar Military Station.
ECHS is a medical health care scheme launched by central government to provide medical care for Armed Forces pensioners, their family and their bonafide dependents. Out of the nine ECHS Polyclinics in Northeastern states, two have been set up in Nagaland located at Dimapur and Zakhama.
The third polyclinic at Mokokchung is likely to come up by the year 2012. At present ECHS Polyclinic at Dimapur, located in Rangapahar Military Station is serving ECHS members hailing from Mon, Longching, Tuensang, Mokokchung, Kiphire, Peren and Dimapur districts. It also covers Karbi Anglong District of Assam.
The construction work is expected to be carried out on a fast track mode and is expected to be completed by mid 2011. Armed Forces is one of the organizations which looks after all ranks even after many years of retirement and Spear Corps has been regularly identifying ways to reach out to the Ex Servicemen.
Ex-Servicemen who gathered to attend the function interacted with the GOC 3 Corps and expressed their gratitude to the Army for relocating the Polyclinic as it is situated at close proximity with the bus stand and railway station.