Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio inaugurated the 30 bedded Covid Hospital at the Nagaland Police Referral Hospital, Chumukedima on 25th May 2021 in the presence of Deputy Chief Y. Patton, Ministers Pangyu Phom & Neiba Kronu, Advisors Zhaleo Rio & Mmhonlumo Kikon, DGP Nagaland, APC Nagaland, Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, officials from Health & Family Welfare Department and host of other dignitaries.
Rio prayed for God’s presence in the Hospital so that people who come for treatment receive healing and blessings. Rio expressed satisfaction with the Hospital arrangements which were equipped with Seven ICU beds, Five oxygen beds, and 15 oxygen concentrators. He also inspected the upcoming 75 bedded Covid hospital in the same complex and was satisfied with the progress of the work. DGP Nagaland, John Longkumer informed the Chief Minister that the work was expected to be completed within 20 days.
Earlier, on arrival at Dimapur airport by helicopter along with his entourage, the team was received by State Nodal officer for Dimapur district, Y.Kikheto Sema, IAS , DC and CP Dimapur. The visiting team visited district Hospital Dimapur and PSA Oxygen Plant and had a brief interaction with CMO and MS. Rio was briefed that the installation in of PSA oxygen Plant has been completed and would start functioning soon.
The team than proceeded to IHM to take stock of the alternative Government Hospital with 110 beds initially, arranged by the State Government for catering to the needs of the poor and needy Covid patients free of cost. The visiting team was briefed about setting up of the required beds in the shortest possible time by Team Dimapur. Chief Minister was impressed with the progress and re-iterated that the State Government was trying its best for providing maximum health care infrastructures in all the districts particularly Dimapur district considering the District being the gateway to Nagaland accounting for more than 60% Covid positive cases.
The team later proceeded to CISHR to see the proposed site of 176 bedded Hospital which would be equipped with all healthcare facilities.
Director CISHR, Dr. Sedevi, explained the layout of the proposed Hospital to the visiting team and informed that the setting up of the Hospital should be completed within a period of 2 months once the MOU has been signed and required material arrives.
The Chief Minister thanked Team Dimapur, Fronline workers, civil societies, Church organizations and all concern for joining hands in the fight against Covid 19 pandemic.