Dimapur, May 2: Due to the preoccupation of government doctors and declaration of civil hospitals as Covid hospitals across the state, volunteers under the Nagaland Medical Council have come forward to render their assistance to people in need of medical services.
In this endeavour they have carried out the following activities:
Kohima: The NMC is successfully operating two outdoor patient consultative services in Agri Forest Sub Centre and PMTI.
Dimapur: The NMC team met with the volunteers and the CMO and according to the requirements two outdoor patient consultative services have been made operational in Kachari Gaon Sub Centre and Diphupar Sub Centre since 22th April 2020.
Wokha: The NMC team visited Wokha on 24th April 2020 where a pre formal inaugural programme was held in the presence of DC, Senior SP and CMO Wokha. The Sub Centre to be manned by the volunteers has been made operational near the CMO office.
Mokokchung: The NMC team visited Mokokchung and met with the CMO, MS and other medical officers on 24th April 2020. After much deliberation and assessment, two outdoor patient consultative services have been made operational from 25th April 2020 at Kumlong Sub Centre and Impur Clinic AM Road.
The NMC also highlighted the following for needful assistance from the Department:
The outdoor patient consultative services would be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for which the full cooperation of the existing staff of the Sub Centre is requested.
Due to shortage of medicines in Wokha and Mokokchung, the NMC requests the Department to do the needful at the earliest in order to meet the need of the OPD’s in the designated Sub Centres.
Whereas as per CMO Wokha information, presently the CMC Vankhosung is converted to Civil Hospital in lieu of the District Hospital identified as COVID Hospital, Mokokchung has no such alternatives. In this matter the CMO Mokokchung expressed her concern to which the NMC team look forward to the Department for making any needful arrangement.
The Deputy CMO Wokha expressed challenges being faced for transporting samples to Imphal for which the NMC request the authority to kindly address.
The offices in the Districts, for effective implementations to respond to the COVID pandemic, felt the need for a proper chain of command.
(Page News Service)