Konyak orgs against inauguration of ‘incomplete’ Mon District Hospital

Konyak orgs against inauguration of  ‘incomplete’ Mon District Hospital
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CM scheduled to inaugurate building on June 27

Dimapur, June 11: The All Konyak Frontal Organisation headed by the Konyak Union (KU), Konyak Nyupuh Sheko Khong (KNSK) and Konyak Student’s Union (KSU) has come out against the move of the State Government to inaugurate the “incomplete and ill architect” District Hospital Building in Mon on June 27. Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio is scheduled to inaugurate the hospital building.
In a press note, Konyak frontal organizations, while appreciating the then Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio for up-grading the 100 bedded District Hospital Mon in the year 2013, lamented that in spite of investing huge amount of money amounting to Rs 21.26 crores under the National Health Mission (NHM), the structural building and architect is not patient friendly.
“So many construction and supply works were not done as per the actual Detail Project Report (DPR). In this regard, the Hospital Management Committee had continuously pleaded before the concerned agency, however, its pleas were totally turn down,” it stated.
The statement reminded that the joint Konyak frontal organisation had submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Nagaland and a copy was endorsed to the Prime Minister Office at New Delhi and the Union Minister for information. In the memorandum, the organizations had listed various grievances for immediate rectification, failing which it had warned that the District Hospital Mon cannot go ahead with the inaugural programme and that the Konyaks will be compelled to field Public Interest Litigation (PIL) for action and justice.
In the memorandum, the Konyak frontal organization had asked for sufficient and regular staffs (nurses, technician, fourth grade staffs) to manage the 100 bedded District Hospitals. It, however, lamented that only 65 regular staffs (all grades) are managing the entire works in three regular shifts daily. “Interestingly, the numbers of regular staffs at District Hospital Mon is equivalent to many Community Health Centers in the State,” it said.
On absence of intensive care unit, the statement cited Supreme Court verdict that ‘no operation can be done in a hospital where there is no ICU.’ “The referral centre for Mon District Hospital is Naga Hospital Kohima which is 300 Kms away. In this regard, the Konyak Union had submitted a memorandum to the State Government in the year 2018,” it said. The organization also stated that the 100 bedded hospital cannot be managed without sufficient and proper diagnostic facilities.
Stating that construction of ramp and elevator at the new District Hospital building is not patient friendly, the statement said the Hospital Management Committee had repeatedly appealed before the concerned department, engineers, contractor and suppliers, but its repeated plea were totally ignored. “Today ramp which is meant for taking the serious patient in a trolley is very stiff which will definitely requires about 10 people along with the trolley,” it said.
The organization also demanded rectification and installation of 67 missing air conditioners. It said as per the DPR, 90 Mitsubushi air conditioners were sanctioned but only 23 air conditioners of very low quality is being installed till date.
Such act should be justified and rectified without delay, it demanded.
On water storage and supply, the statement said currently only 800 litres of water storage had been installed for the 100 bedded District Hospital, and demanded installation of 40,000 litres of storage.
The statement also informed that till date, Mortuary Unit equipments has not arrived till date, even though sanction order had been clearly mentioned in the DPR. It asked the concerned/assigned agency to bring those sanctioned equipments within the stipulated time.
The organization further alleged that Rs 1 crore sanctioned for District Hospital Mon in the year 2018 under Special State Plan was diverted; and repeated appeal for restoration of the fund was turned down by the concerned Minister for Health and Family Welfare. “Such humiliation cannot be erased off until its demand if fulfilled,” it said.
Taking all this into account, the Konyak frontal organizations headed by the Konyak Union (KU) said it is compelled to issue non cooperation to the State Government. The proposed and the scheduled inaugural programme will not be allowed until and unless the demand for rectification is fulfilled without delay, it added. (Page News Service)