KABC hands over 3-storied ‘patient attendant’ guest house to NHAK

KABC hands over 3-storied ‘patient attendant’ guest house to NHAK
KABA members with Health department officials. (Below) the newly constructed ‘patient attendant’ guest house.
Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 14 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/14/2020 12:45:35 PM IST

In commemoration of the platinum jubilee celebration of the Kohima Ao Baptist Church (KABC) held on December 18, 2014, a three-storied ‘patient attendants’ guest house was formally donated to the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) at the hospital premises Saturday.

Inaugurating the guest house senior pastor KABC, Rev. M. Asangba Longkumer informed that the guest house was being handed over to NHAK for use as attendant guest house at NHAK in commendation of the 75th platinum jubilee celebration of KABC. He expressed the hope that the guest house will be used for God’s glory to benefit people for their physical and spiritual wellbeing. 

Also speaking on the occasion, principal director Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Vizolie Z. Suokhrie lamented on the problems faced by patient attendants in NHAK. He said that the guest house would go a long way in helping people from other districts.

Thanking the KABC on behalf of the medical department, Dr. Suokhrie described the donation of the guest house as a gesture of Christianity. He also expressed the hope that such a gesture would be an eye opener for other churches to do more to help people.  Dr. Suokhrie said the state had nothing during the COVID-19 pandemic but today, its performance has been remarkable, mainly as it has learnt much.

He also said that many frontline workers were getting infected with the virus but thankfully, there has been no COVID-19 death among them, mainly due to prayers.

Construction committee chairman, Dr. Imotemsu informed that the total cost of the construction was Rs. 1.65 crore. He said that the construction of the guest house was approved in 2014 at the general meeting of KABC. Dr. Imotemsu said the construction began in 2018 but could be completed only after some delay due to the pandemic. He said that the guest house has 34 beds, 12 double rooms and two dormitories, and guests are provided with furnished amenities including 16 gas connections, running water and cooking utensils.

KABC pastor, Rev. Sentisashi said that the guest house was constructed keeping in mind difficulties faced by patient attendants in accommodation, especially people coming from far flung districts and neighbouring states. He said that the purpose of the guest house was not for income generation but to make it available for the needy at minimal rate. 

NHAK managing director, Thorhusie Katiry informed that a committee will be set up to look after the management of the guest house.

Initially, the guest house will be used to accommodate COVID-19 frontline workers and later used for attendants of patients.



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