Dimapur, August 2: In the interest of public health and with a view to keep the building and surrounding clean, the building, grounds and parking lot of Dr Motsuo Memorial District Hospital in Wokha has been declared as “Tobacco Free Zone” with immediate effect.
With the declaration, smoking, chewing and spitting of tobacco in the premises of the hospital has been strictly prohibited and will be a punishable offence. Use of all forms of tobacco products has been prohibited within the hospital, buildings, grounds and parking lots at all time.
Tobacco free incorporates all tobacco products such as cigarettes and smokeless tobacco including “spit” tobacco and “e-cigarettes”.
Patients, visitors and staff have been informed of the tobacco-free policy through informative pamphlets and sign boards posted throughout the building, grounds and parking lots, informed an official release.
(Page News Service)