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41 CI, RTIT, IRCS donate 50-bed COVID-19 ward to DHD

Pangnyu inspecting Covid ward
Health Minister, Pangnyu Phom inspecting the Covid Ward at Dimapur District Hospital on June 30.

DIMAPUR, JUNE 30: Nagaland’s Minister for Health & Family Welfare S Pangnyu Phom today lauded the way many NGOs, churches and individuals have come forward that during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist the State Government through various means.

Inaugurating a 50-bed COVID-19 ward here at District Hospital Dimapur (DHD) ~ n initiative of 41 Clubs of India, in association with Round Table India Trust (RTIT) and Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Dimapur District Branch, under Mission One More Breathe ~ the Minister described the gesture as “something extraordinary” and a good example.
“The assistance we receive today will tremendously help the needy people in larger scale, comfortably and resourcefully”, he said and added that the hospital authority and the users must utilise the equipment as one’s own property.
He mentioned that numerous allegations and criticisms that are sometimes “destructive and constructive from our common people”, awaken and strengthen the Government.
“We always try to pick the constructive criticism and put it into action for more progress and achievement, especially in Health sector”, he said.
DC Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan said that Dimapur is the most-affected district by COVID in Nagaland, registering about 60% of the total cases as well as highest number of hospitalisations and deaths. He, however, added that while the cases now are declining, everyone should be cautious and ready for the new variants and the expected third wave.
He called the inauguration of the new ward as a much-needed addition. Soundararajan, who is also President of the IRCS Dimapur, said that IRCS Dimapur has remained one of the most active organisations during the pandemic.
Giving details about the project and the mission, project coordinator and managing committee of IRCS Dimapur, Ashok Agarwal said that 41 Club of India and Round Table India aim to provide 3000 beds in hospitals across the county with required oxygen concentrators, along with the equipments and accessories to the existing local hospitals to provide immediate support, with cost effective solutions by leveraging their staff load of medical professional and transforming unused hospital ward spaces into fully functional care centres.

Speaking on behalf of 41 Club of India in association with Round Table India Trust, Area 5 Chairman Navin Kejriwal said that this was a team project and gave a brief introduction of the 41 Club of India and Round Table India.
Earlier, in the welcome address, IRCS Dimapur Chairman Chandu Agarwal expressed hope that the new facilities would radically improve the quality of service and infrastructure, both for the patients and staff.
(Page News Service)