DIMAPUR, MAY 25: Dimapur will soon have more facilities for treatment of COVID-19 positive patients as at least one 30-bed COVID Hospital has been made functional while 110-bed alternative COVID Hospital at the State Institute of Hotel Management and yet another 176-bed COVID Hospital at CISHR would be made functional soon.
Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio along with Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton, Health & Family Welfare Minister, Pangnyu Phom, Advisors Zhaleo Rio and Mmhonlumo Kikon and others inspected the infrastructure, which are being converted in COVID hospitals today.
Rio inaugurated the 30-bed COVID Hospital at Nagaland Police Referral Hospital, Chumukedima, and prayed for God’s presence in the hospital so that people who come for treatment receive healing and blessings.
The Chief Minister was satisfied with the facilities provided in the Hospital, which is equipped with 7 ICU beds, 6 oxygen beds and 15 oxygen concentrators. He also inspected the upcoming 75-bed COVID hospital in the same complex and was satisfied with the progress of the work.
DGP Nagaland, John Longkumer, who was also present, informed the Chief Minister that the work was expected to be completed within 20 days.
Earlier, on arrival at Dimapur, Rio visited District Hospital Dimapur and the PSA Oxygen Plant and had a brief interaction with the CMO and MS. He was briefed that the installation of PSA Oxygen Plant has been completed and would start functioning soon.
The team then proceeded to IHM to take stock of the alternative Government Hospital with 110 beds initially, arranged by the State Government to cater to the needs of the underprivileged 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. The Chief Minister was impressed with the progress and reiterated that the State Government is trying its best to provide maximum health care infrastructures in all the districts particularly Dimapur district considering that the District is the gateway to Nagaland accounting for more than 60% COVID positive cases.
The team later proceeded to CISHR to see the proposed site of the 176-bed 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 arrive.
Chief Minister Nagaland thanked Team Dimapur, Frontline workers, civil societies, Church organizations and all concerned for joining hands in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. (Page News Service)