State’s first Homeopathic Treatment Centre opened

State’s first Homeopathic Treatment Centre opened
S Pangnyu Phom inaugurating the HTC in Dimapur. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, SEP 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/7/2019 10:37:26 AM IST

Minister of Health and Family Welfare (H&FW), S Pangnyu Phom, inaugurated Homeopathic Treatment Center, the first independent AYUSH dispensary in Nagaland, at Padumphukuri village Block-II here on Saturday.

Speaking at the inaugural function, Pangnyu announced that the Homeopathic Treatment Center would be health and wellness center under AYUSH mission.

The minister also said that the state government was committed to establish separate Ayush directorate and Ayush hospitals in all the districts.

In this regard, he said the cabinet has approved creation of more posts so as to have sufficient manpower to run separate directorate.

At present, the minister informed that Nagaland has full-fledged Ayush hospitals in Dimapur and Noklak providing medical services to the people. Pangnyu disclosed that another Ayush hospital at Raza, Chedema under Kohima district has been completed and was expected to be inaugurated soon. He said Sapagya integrated Ayush hospital was also under construction. 

In order to provide better health facilities, the minister said the centre has introduced policy and programmes to convert the sub-centres into health and wellness centre. He said the state Ayush mission society in collaboration with NHM has identified 19 sub-centres to take up in phase-1. He said it was submitted to the ministry for consideration.

Pangnyu said the PDA government under the leadership of chief minister Neiphiu Rio was working earnestly to improve the health delivery system in the state.

He congratulated the citizens of Dimapur on having the first Homeopathic Treatment Center in the state. The minister also lauded Ayush mission for doing excellent work in health sector even to the extent of reaching all the grassroots level. 

Though the centre was established in 2004, Pangnyu said it was functioning under civil surgeon, Dimapur. However, from today the centre would function as first independent Ayush dispensary in Nagaland.

Further, the minister appealed to the citizens of Dimapur and Padumphukuri in particular to take ownership and extend all possible cooperation to the doctors and staff so together they could make the centre “patients friendly treatment centre”.

Delivering welcome and keynote address, H&FW assistant director (Ayush) Dr. T Bendangtula stated that in Nagaland there were about 87 doctors. She said the HTC would comprise of two medical officers namely and three other staff. She requested the gathering to avail the facilities, saying the centre would also be providing free medicine.

Short speeches were also delivered by mission director Dr Kevishusa Medikhrü and chief medical officer (CMO) K Vikato Kinimi. 

Earlier, Ao Baptist Arogo, Padumpukhuri pastor gave invocation while Padum Pukhuri village council chairman Vitoka Katty proposed vote of thanks. After the programme, the department organised free health camp. 

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