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KU appeals regarding Mon District Hospital

DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 8/2/2018 1:02:44 AM IST

 Konyak Union (KU) on July 27 submitted a representation to the minister for Health and family welfare regarding requirements and suggestions for District Hospital Mon.

According to a press release from KU president Manlip Konyak and general secretary Honang Konyak, in the representation, the KU said that the sanctioned amount of Rs. One crore which was exclusively earmarked under Special State Plan for procurement of equipment for District Hospital Mon (DHM) should be duly executed with proper & thorough consultation with the Hospital Management Committee (HMC). It also asked for intensive caution so as to avoid any anomalies & irregularities.

The union also asked that an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) be immediately installed at the hospital since it was a necessity in tune with the Indian Health Standard norms “No operation without ICU”.

In the representation, the union expressed profound gratitude for the up-gradation of DHM to a 100 bedded facility but also pointed out some necessities. In accordance with the norm that every 100 bedded hospital should have a nursing school, the KU asked that the department should ensure that the completed nursing school and hostel building should be manned with sufficient tutors and students.

The union further said that DHM is being sustained with only eight doctors and up-grading to the 100 bedded building would be illogical if the number of doctors is not increased. The KU, therefore, asked that the number of doctors be increased to 22. In addition, with the up-gradation, the department would also be required to deploy 60 nurses for efficient running of the 100 bedded hospital.

The union further demanded that the 14 casual workers, appointed during the MSF period, be absorbed into the facility and also appealed for the creation of 20 additional posts for casual workers.

In the press release, the union stated that the notion of Mon district being a “remote” area, which “State Govt policy makers had always considered such evil tagging through utmost absorption,” had been upheld for long. This has given rise to a “state of stagnancy whereby the actual purposes & avenues were left un-absorbed, un-explored and unfurnished.”

The union pointed out that Mon district is situated at a strategic and advantageous location bordering Assam & Arunachal, and two districts of Nagaland (Tuensang & Longleng) and Myanmar in the East.

It asked the concerned minister & department consider the “most popular maxim ‘Medicine knows no borders’” and fervently appealed to them to consider the union’s plea.

 

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