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Govt to shift COVID-19 Hospital at NHAK to Mereima

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Kohima, June 29: Government is contemplating to shift the COVID-19 hospital at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima, and re-open the hospital for the public.
The State’s biggest hospital was converted into COVID-19 hospital and all the patients were shifted to private hospitals at the expense of the Government. But according to Government source, Health and Family Welfare Department is now considering to shift the COVID-19 hospital to Mereima and re-open the NHAK for the public.
Currently the NHAK is functioning OPD from Para-medical for needy patients.
Opening of NHAK would be a great relief for the needy patients who could not afford in private hospitals.
The NHAK is equipped with BSL-3 testing machine, and test for COVID-19 positive is being done.
The Hospital was conferred autonomous Status by the Government through the Naga Hospital Authority Bill, 2003 and declared functional on 1st April 2004 with the aim to develop it into a centre of excellence for providing the best health care facility at an affordable rate to the people at their very own doorstep. Since, then the Hospital has been functioning as a District Hospital, Autonomous multi-specialty hospital and as the State’s only referral Centre with total bed strength of 300 with 22 specialties catering to a large number of cases from within and outside the state.
Converting all district hospitals into COVID-19 hospitals has created inconvenience to the needy patients. (Page News Service)