A 50 bedded COVID-19 hospital was inaugurated by State Health Minister of Nagaland S Pangyu Phom at the District Hospital Dimapur. The hospital was developed with support from Novo Nordisk Foundation, Embassy of Denmark, C-CAMP Bengaluru and Invest India AGNli Mission, under the guidance of the office of principal scientific adviser to the Government of India and was completed within a span of 45 days.
Speaking at the inaugural programme, S Pangyu Phom, Nagaland state Health Minister described the day as a significant day for the people of Dimapur in particular and the state as a whole. He said Nagaland had been tackling COVID-19 pressing in all manpower, facilities and resources along with the rest of the world to overcome the crisis. "We have lost many good lives and everything was badly affected by this unprecedented virus.
However, we have never given up our fight in this battle which is still on", he said. During such hard times, Phom said many companies, organizations and well-wishers had come forward in contributing medical equipment and numerous help and support. He said the Covid hospital was one of the most required and needed facilities to cater to people's needs.
With all advanced equipment in place, he said the hospital would enable timely care and proper treatment. Pangyu acknowledged Novo Nordisk Foundation for philanthropic funding in providing such a well-equipped hospitalWith all advanced equipment in place, he said the hospital would enable timely care and proper treatment. Pangyu acknowledged Novo Nordisk Foundation for philanthropic funding in providing such a well-equipped hospital. He also appreciated the office of the principal scientific adviser for selecting Dimapur for this Mega Project and all involved for the successful completion.
Asserting that COVID-19 was a disaster in many fields, the minister, however, maintained that it had paved way to focus and invest more in the health sector by the state government and health department. With the help of donors and givers, and also from the assistance of the centre, Phom said health infrastructure in the state had been drastically improved.
He assured that the institution would be taken proper care of to serve the purpose of the people. Further, he disclosed that three new district hospital buildings at Zunheboto, Noklak and Longleng would be coming up in due course of time.