Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Health workers in Longleng trained on palliative care

Under the initiative of chief medical officer (CMO) Longleng, Dr. Obangjungla, doctors and nurses of Longleng district were training on ‘palliative care’, the first of its kind in the health sector in Nagaland, on July 16 at CMO office conference hall, Longleng.
In a press release issued by office of the CMO Longleng, it informed that palliative care which was not included in medical studies curriculum previously have started to be included. Therefore, taking into account the gap, CMO Dr. Obangjungla, a pioneer in palliative care initiated and conducted the training in order to equip medical professionals and nurses in palliative care.
Resource persons for the training were Dr. Nepuni Athikho (palliative care) from Eden Medical Centre who imparted on “concept and continuum of palliative care and pain management and other related managements” and Lalthanzami (palliative nurse) spoke on “caring of caregivers and nursing issues in palliative care”, while CMO Longleng, Dr. Obangjungla (palliative care) imparted training on “community participation in palliative care”.
Palliative care is an approach that improves quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illnesses, through prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment, and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychological and spiritual.

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