Dimapur, June 7: Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Pangnyu Phom held a brief meeting with the medical officers of District Hospital Dimapur (DHD) on Monday, “to listen to grievances and also to take stock of the availability of equipment, medicines and other logistics”, according to a DIPR bulletin.
He lauded the healthcare workers for their service and assured to look into their grievances “according to need based system”.
Pointing out that every department has a system which cannot be bypassed, he advised them to send the requirements in the form of proposals.
Expressing concern at the lack of CT scan and X-Ray machines at DHD, the Minister directed the CMO and MS to submitting as proposal officially at the earliest.
He said that the Department would provide the requirements.
CMO Dimapur, highlighted the COVID scenario in the District, and informed that there are 10 COVID Hospitals (2 yet to be activated), “but everything is set in place, mock drill also undertaken and can be activated anytime as and when need arises”.
He informed that presently, the district is comfortable with sufficient COVID beds as well as oxygen cylinders.
MS Dimapur informed that Round Table India Trust in collaboration with Rotary club Dimapur has donated “50 bedded equipment at a designated ward at DHD”, which has started to arrive.
Further, he informed about Invest India, who has plans to provide a pre-fabricated 48-bed COVID Hospital.
He observed that with more infrastructure, more manpower would be required and requested the Minister to consider rational distribution of workforce.
District Immunization officer, Dr Rebecca highlighted the vaccination status of the District.
(Page News Service)