Guv inaugurates Radiotherapy Centre at CIHSR

Guv inaugurates Radiotherapy Centre at CIHSR
Governor of Nagaland inaugurating the Radiotherapy center at CISHR Dimapur on 22nd May 2018
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Dimapur, May 22: Governor of Nagaland P.B. Acharya today said that as the cases of cancer are becoming more prevalent with the passage of each day, there is a need for the institutes and universities to work together to address the issue.
Expressing gratification towards Tata Trusts on the occasion for funding most of the new facility, he wondered how much of an impact one institute can bring before commenting that Indians and Nagas are rich but India and Nagaland are poor.
Reiterating once again that there is a gap of communication between the industries and universities that is leading to unemployable youths and graduates with conventional degrees designed by the British to create faithful servants, he further said that the education system as a whole is leading to self-centered individuals who live only to make money for themselves and there is an absolute lack of spirituality and fear of God.
Commenting on the demand of a separate state by a section of Nagas, he said that the state is suffering with many problems despite of having 3 lakh graduates in a state of 15 lakh population with 5 universities and there needs to be a collective approach to solve the problems but everyone wants to get out of the state.
Talking about cancer and the new facility, he said that this would facilitate people diagnosed with the disease to undergo treatment without rushing to places like Mumbai and he is much proud of the institute and how it has progressed over the years.
Inaugurating a new Radiotherapy Centre here at Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHRS), 4th Mile, Dimapur, he advocated that people but should also give equal respect to alternative medicines.
Previously, Director of CIHSR Dr. Sedevi Angami in the welcome address had mentioned that Tata Trusts had invested a sum of 12.3 crores for the Radiotherapy Centre and the hospital had gathered a further 3 crores for the building. He mentioned that the ‘linear accelerator machine’ that has been installed in the centre is the 200th installation of Varian Medical Systems in the country and a lot of efforts have been put in the establishment of the centre.
He further informed that in the months to come, more oncologists will be joining the hospital and it will be handled by a great team, nevertheless much needs to be done still and more equipments are needed and it is always a better option for the cancer patients of the state to remain in the state rather than going out as the disease require much social support which the patients going outside cannot receive.
HoD, Radiotherapy Centre, Dr. Shanthi Matilda on the occasion also explained different aspects of the centre and what kind of treatments people can undergo here. (Page News Service)