21 July:Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Nagaland, Kuzholuzo Nienu visited Civil Hospital Mon and held a meeting there with the doctors, nurses and medical staff of Mon district on 17th July 2008.
Addressing the Doctors, nurse and medical staffs of the district, the Minister called upon them to change the attitude and human approach while counseling with the patients. He said love, care and sweet words with a little smile can cure one’s pain and added, ‘Words itself can cure the sickness’.
The purpose of the visit is to see the performance of the Doctors and nurses and whether they are providing proper health care to the people or not. He said that with the support of the Commissioner & Secretary the Department is planning to do certain changes in the district and sub-health centre level to deliver proper health care to the people at their door step.
Encouraging people’s participation in development of the Civil Hospital, Mon, Kuzholuzo requested the NGOs, public leaders and all concerned to contribute and extend all possible help to the Department, specially with regard to site encroachment by private individuals to change things into reality. He emphasized on use of waste disposal for recycling, clean environment and hygienic surrounding. He also donated Rs. 500/- each to every patient in the hospital and another Rs. 50,000/- for the patient below poverty line for purchase of medicines.
Commissioner& Secretary, Menukhol John, in his speech exhorted the doctors for proper maintenance of fund judiciously. He also said that new concept of planning has been initiated involving the grass roots level and called upon all concerned to extend all possible suggestions and co-operation for visible development of the Department.
Ex-MLA John Konyak also apprised the Minister and his team for decentralization of supply of medicine for Mon district and renovation of Nagaland House at Dibrughar.
Earlier, the Chief Medical Officer, chairing the meeting, presented the District health profile while Surgical Specialist Dr. Lemnyei presented the office memorandum. The highlights of the function were presentation by M.S. Civil Hospital Mon Dr. U.K. Konyak and special number by medical staffs. The minister also inspected all the wards, sections and new OPD & O.T building of the hospital. He also visited Tizit Public Health Centre and expressed his dissatisfaction about the irregularity of the staff. The programme ended with vote of thanks by the D.I.O Mon. The Minister was accompanied by Commissioner & Secretary, two joint Directors, four Deputy Directors and a team of Engineers. The team also visited Wakching and Naganimora Sub-Centre on their way back to Kohima on 18th July.