State got Rs 50 crore sanction, medical college soon: Azo


By Oken Jeet Sandham

KOHIMA, Dec 15 (NEPS): Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister Kuzoluzo ( Azo) Nienu said today that they got Rs 50 crore sanction from the Center for a full fledged Medical College in the State.

Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister Kuzoluzo ( Azo) Nienurecovering from surgery in ICU, Naga Hospital, Kohima. Photo by Oken Jeet Sandham/NEPS

Talking to NEPS from his hospital ICU bed here in Naga Hospital, the Minister who underwent surgery for removal of stones from his gallbladder expressed his happiness that the State would soon have its own full ledged Medical College. “We have got Rs 50 crore sanction from the Center for this long-awaited project (Medical College) for the State,” said the beaming Minister. “This will be one of the well equipped Medical Colleges in the State.”

The Minister who attended Pre-Christmas Celebration at CM’s Banquet Hall on December 12 quietly slipped off and landed here in ICU of Naga Hospital at about 7 PM. And the next day, he underwent surgery to remove stones from his gallbladder and hardly any VIPs in the state capital knew it.

Nienu also disclosed that they got sanctions for setting up of State’s Nursing College and a Paramedical Institution, besides up-gradation of Phek and Kipheri hospitals.

Satisfied with the medical facilities and services rendered to him by doctors and nurses during his stay in the ICU, Naga Hospital, the Minister sent out a clear message to all especially the VIPs, who often went for outside treatment at high cost, to do here in the State.

“It is high time to have confidence in our own doctors and nurses at home,” he said. “We need not go for outside treatment, when we have best doctors and nurses at home.”

Describing the ICU of the Naga Hospital here as one of the “best ones” in the country, the Minister before being discharged from the hospital today also thanked doctors, nurses and staffs for taking care of him during his undergoing surgery and recovery.

It may be mentioned that his son, Abe, too had similar surgery some months back here in the same hospital.

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