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Through ‘CMC Connect’ Chaplain creates awareness

Nagaland News

Dimapur, December 21: With the intention to create awareness about the presence of “a brother, pastor” at Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore (Tamil Nadu), among people travelling to CMC for treatments from Nagaland, Lipoktemshi Jamir, Chaplain (Nagamese Fellowship) at CMC Vellore on Tuesday organized a programme here at Circuit House, Dimapur which saw the presence of, among others, a sizeable attendants who had earlier travelled to CMC for their own treatments or treatments of their family members.
Jamir on the occasion stated that while many among the Nagas know about the presence of a Chaplin there at CMC, there are still many who don’t and through the programme “CMC Connect” he intends to create awareness about his presence so that when people from here travels to Vellore, they are relieved by the presence of someone familiar to the college and avail facilities.
Giving a brief history of the college since its inception in 1900 as a single-bedded clinic by Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder, Jamir gave a virtual tour of the college and its different wings/departments and stated that the college has consistently remained in the top 3 of the India’s medical institutions and has the presence of around 1900 doctors, 3206 nurses, and 2146 teaching and non-teaching staff.
During his speech, he also mentioned about the need of a guest house for the patients travelling from Nagaland like other neighbouring states have, which found support in others who were present during the programme.
Dr. Moa Imsong, who had been associated with CMC Vellore in past and worked closely with former Chaplin Rev. Dr. Noksangchilla as well as former Finance Secretary of NBCC Rev. Lima Sangtam shared that while a plot of land was procured in the late 90s in close proximity to CMC for the purpose of building a guest house for Nagaland patients and their families spending Rs 4.5 lakhs, the land is yet to be registered and the building is yet to be built.
Rev. Sangtam said that the vision of having a guest house first envisioned by Rev. Dr. Noksangchilla was for all the Nagas and everyone should join hands and initiate the work.
During the programme, a number of people also shared their personal testimonies and opined that NBCC should take the initiative of building the house and all should support the initiative. (Page News Service)