Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Nagaland: Church leaders trained on palliative care in Longleng

A training for church leaders of Longleng district on “introduction of palliative care” was initiated by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Longleng on August 29 in the conference hall of Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA).
In a press release, office of the CMO Longleng informed that the palliative care training to the church leaders was a part of the multidisciplinary team in palliative care consists of doctors, nurses, physiotherapist, psychologist, counsellor, social workers, volunteers and chaplains.
Delivering an introduction and keynote address, resource person, CMO Longleng, Dr. Obangjungla deliberated on the importance of palliative care. She said at recent scenario burdened with raise in cases of cancer, chronic kidney diseases, strokes etc., the need for palliative care becomes an important health care for the chronically ill and terminally ill patients.
Dr. Obangjungla said palliative care was an approach to improve the quality of life for the patients and families and caregivers dealing with any type of life-threatening illness and thereby maintain quality of life through practical help, physical care, medicines, emotional and spiritual support.
The programme was chaired by PBCA women secretary, Angbhen; invocation by CBC pastor Rev. Bau-uh; interactive session and concluding remarks by PBCA executive secretary, N. Tialemba Phom and benediction by Longleng Town Baptist Church associate pastor H. Mongngei.