Nagaland State Traditional Healers’ Association formed

Dimapur, October 13: The North East Traditional Healers Association (NETHA) first TCHP Certified Felicitation Cum launching of Nagaland State Traditional Healer’s Association programme was held at NECU City Campus, Anchor Building Burma Camp, Dimapur on October 12.
Dr. Vikato Kinimi, Joint Director, Health & Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland, who graced the occasion as special guest, reminded the gathering that the Government of Nagaland trying to set up a separate Ayush department in the state where the traditional healers will also be part of. He assured every possible coordination and wished them success.
Vice Chancellor, North East Christian University, Prof. D Khading, in his speech briefed how the university have become part of the certification programme. He said that the traditional healers are being certified after gone through different level of assessments and once certified, their names and domains will be known to everyone around the work as it will be uploaded in the website of Quality Council of India.
Prof. also viewed that the recognition of such practitioner will not only help them but can be an encouragement for their generation to take up the God given talent.
President NETHA, Dr. Hesheto Y Chishi while briefing the gathering said that the main purpose of forming NETHA was to extend PrCB under NECU and also aimed to revitalise the traditional health knowledge, preserve flora and fauna and environment safety and to render community service as the medical service alone cannot suffice the need of the large community and also for the concern of livelihood of traditional healer.
During the programme, the newly elected members of Nagaland State Traditional Healers Association which will be led by Isato Achumi as president.
Altogether 14 Traditional Community Healthcare Providers from Nagaland were certified during the function attended by representatives from different North Eastern states, officials of NETHA and NECU.
Other highlights of the function included S adding of certificate, mementos, special number, welcome address by General Secy NETHA, vote of thanks by Isato Achumi. The function was chaired by VP Spasterlin Nongremi. (Page News Service)