Mechuka: State Legislative Assembly speaker P D Sona on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of a 40-bedded hospital and dedicated a portable ultrasound machine and portable lab for the people of Shi-Yomi district here.

The speaker also flagged off the 108 ambulance service and a hearse van on the day.

Speaking on the occasion, Sona, who also represents the Mechuka Assembly Constituency, said that the 40-bedded hospital coming up at Mechuka is one of the important projects in the district and once completed, it would provide much-needed quality healthcare services to the people of the district.

Congratulating the public of Shi-Yomi for new machines, the speaker called upon everyone to avail the facilities and also to spread the information about it in their respective areas.

The new portable medical equipment will greatly benefit the public of Shi-Yomi, the speaker said, while acknowledging everyone’s contributions in procuring the medical equipment.

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Lauding the district health department under District Medical Officer Dr Millo Kunya for rendering selfless services to the public of the remote district despite numerous challenges, the speaker informed that various efforts are being made to improve the healthcare system of Shi-Yomi in the coming days.

DMO Kunya, while highlighting details of the upcoming 40-bedded hospital, requested the executing agency and department concerned to put in full efforts for the early completion of the project.

She also spoke of the 108 ambulance service and the hearse van and how to avail of their services.

Dr Kunya also thanked TRIHMS director, Dr Moji Jini, for helping the district procure the new equipment and also for the training provided to the medical staff.

District Reproductive and Child Health officer Dr Gebu Sona updated the speaker on the COVID-19 vaccination coverage and containment measures in the district.

Later, the speaker handed over laptops with Radiovisiography under National Oral Health Programme and tablets to 5 healthcare workers and the Mechukha community health centre under the Auxiliary Nurse Midwife Online (ANMOL) programme.

Earlier, the speaker accompanied by other dignitaries inspected the PM Cares Pressure Swing Adsorption Plant and a digital generator set installation sites.



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