Nagaland government is constructing a 200-bed acute care facility at Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHSR) at Dimapur.
The acute healthcare facility at CIHSR is being constructed by the state government at a cost of Rs 30 crore.
“We are also in the process of setting up a 200-bed acute care facility at the CIHSR campus on a war footing,” health minister S Pangnyu Phom told reporters in Kohima on June 4.
The facility will be based on a pre-fabricated structure and will be used even after the COVID-19 situation improves, the minister said. He added that this will be an additional medical asset for the people of Nagaland.
Principal secretary of health and family welfare department, Amardeep S Bhatia said the hospital is being created as the concept of a makeshift or field hospital was not considered suitable and a temporary facility could not be put to future use.
Accordingly, the state government decided to approve the proposal for a pre-fabricated hospital with modern acute care facilities. The official added that the CIHSR campus was selected as a venue because of availability of land and also to converge the human resources already available with CIHSR Dimapur.
The News Mill is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@thenewsmill) and stay updated with the latest news from across Northeast India