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Paiwang visits DH Mon, assures to extend DH requirements

Paiwang Mon hospital


DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 29: Amidst the Dengue outbreak in Mon district, Minister Health & Family Welfare, P Paiwang Konyak visited the District Hospital Mon, Sunday.
Sunday’s visit was the Minister’s second official visit since the occurrence of Dengue in Mon district.
On Sunday, the Minister inspected the hospital, interacted with patients and attendants, which was followed by a closed-door meeting with Medical Officers and nurses of the district hospital.
Deputy CMO, Mon, Dr. Thomas Keppen who is currently heading the DH briefed the Minister, the ground reality of the Dengue crisis and sought additional manpower including nurses.
In response, the Minister appreciated the doctors and nurses of the DH Mon for their enormous efforts to control the Dengue crisis and managed to stem the rise in recent times. As pointed out on the need for additional manpower, Paiwang assured to extend the same at the soonest possible time.
The Minister also gave his word to provide “Printer” for Complete Blood Count (CBC) 5 Chamber, which he had previously donated.
Paiwang opined that district hospital authorities segregate the Dengue patients from other general patients so that accurate procedure of treatment could be carried out.
Further, the Minister stressed on the need for community participation in the fight to control the rise of Dengue in the district. He pointed out that the administration, civil societies and Health Department can act as “Three Wings” to control Dengue rise in the community, especially in Mon district.
The Minister acknowledged the Mon district legislators, KBBB, certain individuals and all those who generously donated cash and kind to the district hospital. During the Sunday visit, the Minister also donated Rs. 2 lakhs to the district hospital for emergency fund.
1523 dengue patients admitted in DH Mon: Dy.CMO, MS
Meanwhile according to Deputy CMO, Dr. Thomas Keppen and Medical Superintendent IC Mon, Dr. Aman Konyak, the total out-patient from August 14 to October 27 stands at 7437 while 2018 patients were admitted.
The officials stated that the total number of Dengue patients admitted was 1523 while 23 patients were referred outside the district.
It said the hospital is giving medicines and investigations free of cost to all admitted patients through CMHIS & Ayushman Bharat cards.
It further stated that following the meeting held with the Minister, it resolved as way forward measures to be addressed by the respective stake- holders.
It was resolved that Elisa Test would be made available in DH Mon, operational cost of manpower outsourced from other districts would be managed by the Department and requirement of human resources especially MO, Nurses and Lab. Technician to be addressed from various sources.
It was also resolved that Printer for CBC 5 chamber to be supplied and separate Dengue ward to be arranged at the DH by making needed infrastructure adjustment.
It was further resolved that the municipal council would come in maintaining the sanitation in the wards and towns in the district, while there would community participation of various CSOs to support the medical and municipal agencies in source reduction and maintaining sanitary practices.
(Page News Service)