KOHIMA, FEBRUARY 22: Governor RN Ravi on Monday underscored the need for a ‘quantum improvement’ in Health sector in Nagaland, including infrastructure and delivery of service.
He expressed hope that in the next two years, when India would be celebrating its 75th year of independence, the people of Nagaland would have better access to health services.
The governor was speaking in an event at Dr Imkongliba Hall, Raj Bhavan, Kohima to felicitate the 28-year-old Dr Yiangngam Wangnaolim, who had secured the third position in Masters Course for Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Kerala University of Health Sciences in 2020.
Ravi asserted that human resource is most precious, and underscored the importance of quality education and quality healthcare services for building quality human resource.
The governor hailed Wangnaolim for her ‘outstanding achievement’. “You were not born with a silver spoon in your mouth and from this modest background you achieved something which we are proud of. It is a testimony of what one can achieve if one resolves with determination,” he said.
Pointing out that some people choose the easier way by moving out of their State for career progress and better fortune, Ravi said that Wangnaolim’s decision to work in Nagaland, which is in need of good doctors and nurses, deserves applause.
“You should be and you are an inspiration for the youth of the State,” he added.
Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Pangnyu Phom said, “It is a proud moment for the Nagas to see our daughters excelling exceptionally well in all things.”
“I am standing here with profound joy and extremely happy to celebrate the outstanding achievement of the daughter of our soil,” he added.
Principal Secretary for Health & Family Welfare, Amardeep Singh Bhatia said, “It is not often that we see such achievements from young Naga doctors.”
Born to Yapho and Phaolu Konyak in January, 1992, Dr Yiangngam Wangnaolim hails from Chenloisho village of Mon district, and is the eldest among four siblings.
She did her schooling from Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Kohima, higher secondary course from Kohima Science College, Jotsoma, MBBS from Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, Muzaffarpur, Bihar and MS in Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Government Medical College, Kottayam in Kerala.
“I have been very fortunate to get the kind of exposure and will cherish the diversity of our country,” she said.
She also shared that the motivation to achieve something and serve the people of Nagaland prompted her to choose this profession. “My MBBS days in Bihar taught me the importance of health and how important it is to get quality human resources in this sector,” she added. (Page News Service)