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Dimapur, June 30: A short programme to felicitate Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) Seikhazou for being awarded the National Quality Assurance Standard (NQAS) was held in the office chamber of the Minister, Health & Family Welfare at the Civil Secretariat Kohima on June 30.
Speaking at the programme, Minister, H&FW, Pangnyu Phom lauded the Department for their efforts in delivering quality healthcare services to the State, especially in the time of COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulating the UPHC Seikhazou for being awarded the NQAS, he said such achievements bring laurel not only to the Department but to the entire State. The Minister stated the need to create more of such healthcare facilities in the remote areas of the State, and emphasized that UPHCs should be set up, at least in all the District Headquarters of the State.
Mission Director NHM, Dr Kevichusa Medikhru highlighting on NUHM, said it was launched in Nagaland on 24th February 2014 and UPHC Seikhazou started in June 2014. He stated that UPHC Seikhazou facility underwent various assessment by a two member team of empanelled external assessors, and after meeting all the criteria, was awarded ‘quality certified’ under NQAS. He said that since its inception, the UPHC Seikhazou has been providing equitable and quality primary health care services to the urban population. He further added that UPHC Seikhazou is rendering commendable service and even during this time of COVID-19 pandemic, the facility is catering to the need of all the other essential services to the people.
The UPHC Seikhazou Team briefed the Minister about the ongoing activities being carried out in the Centre, the difficulties being faced in delivering services to the people, and in this regard, informed the Minister that adequate inflow of fund is the need of the hour, to keep the UPHC going. This will ensure proper supply of drugs, medical equipments, and sufficient human resources, which will encourage the Centre to perform better.
(Page News Service)