Critical Diagnostic Equipment inaugurated at District Hospital, Tuensang

Tuensang: Project funded by NTPC and IDAN at cost of 80.94 lakh

BY | Friday, 1 September, 2023

Implementation of Critical Diagnostic Equipment was inaugurated at District Hospital Tuensang by Dr Kekhrielhoulie Yhome, Advisor of School Education & SCERT, Government of Nagaland and dedicated by Rev. Achu Chang, Executive Secretary, Chang Baptist Lashong Thangyen (CBLT) on Friday.

The project was initiated and funded by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Corporative Social Responsibility (CSR), facilitated by Investment & Development Authority of Nagaland (IDAN) and implemented by Doctors for You (DFY) in collaboration with Directorate of Health and Family Welfare.

Dr Kekhrielhoulie Yhome, in his address, thanked the National Thermal Power Corporation for their valuable contribution to the people of Nagaland in field of generation of electricity, climate change and health sector. He also gave a brief historical background of Tuensang District, and added that the diagnostic centre was much needed for the people of the district.

Karunakar Das, Chief General Manager, NTCP Bongaigaon asserted that NTPC being a premiere power utility of the country is committed to inclusive development. Das added that the company in terms of health has steadfastly provided various healthcare infrastructure. “NTCP’s CSR activities is the healthcare sector demonstrates the company’s commitment to the well-being of the communities it serves,” he said, adding that it’s dedication will reflect in making a positive and lasting impact on the the health and quality of life.

Das said that NTPC Bongaigaon feels proud to take responsibility of providing critical diagnostic and medical equipments to the District Hospital in Tuensang. Dad acknowledged the doctors and caregivers of the district who is offered unique healthcare challenges due to its remote and expansive geography.

Dr Kika Longkumer, Joint Director, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland said that the initiative is the fruit of collaborative efforts of various agencies. Stating that the CSR activity is for the district hospital, the equipment has been provided and is implemented by DFY. Longkumer also lauded DFY who without taking any profit, they give out their resources. This will not be the first venture of NTCP but looking forward for investing further in other areas in the state, he added. With the equipments assessed, he stated that it has to be accountable.

Sunny Borgohain, Director, DRR & Capacity Building, DFY, highlighted that Doctors For You is an NGO founded by doctors and like minded people with a mission to advocate “Health For All”. With its goal to “Bridge the Gap”, Borgohain said that they bring in multiple stakeholders in achieving common goal by which the needs of the community are addressed and are sustainable. The supply of essential medical equipment symbolises a bridge that will span the gap between the healthcare needs of the community and the resources required to meet them, he added.

The list of Critical Diagnostic Equipment received are:

Anaesthesia Workstation; Colour Doppler usg machine with 3 probes and accessories; Diathermy machine Bi-polar TURP; Fully automated electrolyte analyser part 5 with UPS backup; Fully automated biochemistry analyser with UPS Backup; Fully automated blood analyser with UPS backup; Autoclave horizontal 3 bin; Computed radiography system for digital X-ray; Obstetric labour table telescopic hydraulic; ECG machine; Orthopedic drilling machine; Truenat machine IT equipments – monitor, printer, CPU

As part of the inaugural program, the Deputy Commissioner, Tuensang Lithrongla Rusta submitted one proposal to the Regional Director, NTPC Ltd. for prefabricated quarters for Medical Officers in Tuensang district under CSR initiative – six in Tuensang town, two in Longkhim town, one in Noksen town and one in Chare town. Another proposal was also submitted to Doctors For You to set up mother-child care centre at Shri Nagesh PHC, Chimonger PHC, Noksen PHC, Chare PHC, Chingmei PHC and Ngoungchung PHC.

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