Dimapur, November 18
Minister for Health & Family Welfare P.Longon inaugurated the renovated SD Jain Charitable clinic on Wednesday 18th November in the presence of the various community leaders besides the doctors & Jain community people and with the presence of Parliamentary Secretary for Land & Revenue L. Khumo.
Speaking on the occasion Longon commended the tremendous generosity & contributions of the Jain society in the health sector besides others. He appreciated the multi-disciplinary approach of Jain society in the charitable works for the people of Nagaland. He expressed that just as Kolkata cannot be imagined without Mother Teresa, so also we cannot imagine Nagaland without Jain community.On the day Longon appealed the Jain community to give more for humanity and let their noble deeds set an example for others to emulate the indigenous philanthropies. The legislator on the day contributed a sum of Rupees 51,000/- for the medicines for the needy people.
Vice President SD Jain Samaj Binod Sethi highlighted that the hospital built in 1974 was primarily for charitable purposes with a nominal fee of Rs 20 is taken from every patient. He also thanked Dr Sethi and Dr Yanger who have done creditable work for the hospital and appealed upon the doctors in Dimapur to give their valuable service to the hospital.
The clinic has 5 doctors manning the various facilities for OPD, all kinds of lab testing’s, ECG & X-Ray facilities, all type of dental check-ups & various remedies, immunization for Influenza, Typhoid, TT, Polio, DPT, HIB, BCG, Hepatitis-B, MMR, first-aid etc. Any patient can avail medical check-ups at a very nominal cost of Rs.20 only.
The health center has been providing consultative doctors for general check-ups, dental care, gynecology, surgeries etc. Most of the available medicines are also provided for free to the needy patients.