Guwahati: In a major boost to healthcare services in Nagaland, a laparoscopic training centre recognized by Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society of India ( FOGSI) was formally inaugurated here at Nikos Hospital and Research Centre (NHRC) on Sunday.
The launching of the laparoscopic training centre coincided with the happy tidings of accreditation of NHRC by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH).
With this, Nikos Hospital has earned the distinction of being the first hospital in Nagaland and the third in the North East Region to get NABH accreditation and also the first hospital in the Region to open a laparoscopic training centre.
Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare, P. Longon, who graced the ‘accreditation and inauguration’ programme as the chief guest, in his address observed that private hospitals are coming up in Dimapur with a strong vision to provide quality healthcare services to the people.
“Today, I am very proud to say that quality healthcare services are available at our doorstep, being provided by our own doctors who are equally qualified and experienced in their own fields of specialty like any other doctors in the rest of the world,” he said.
Stating that quality healthcare is the need of the hour, Longon added that healthcare system cannot be compromised at any cost.
However, Longon also stated that the doctor population in the state is still low and as of now, Nagaland state has to depend on other states to produce doctors to cater to the health needs of the people till the proposed medical college in the state comes up.
Special guest and director, NABH, New Delhi Dr. Gayatri V Mahindroo, who handed over the accreditation certificate to the managing director, NHRC, Dr. Victo A Wotsa, said ‘Nikos’ is synonymous to victory and getting accreditation is the first step in the NRHC’s journey to provide quality healthcare.
She said accreditation and launching of the laparoscopic training centre would also provide an opportunity for the hospital to serve patients from neighbouring states.
Dr. Victo A Wotsa in his welcome address gave a brief account of hurdles faced in the journey of launching the centre and getting accreditation.
Director, Health & Family Welfare, Dr. John Sweyievisa; president of Kohima Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society of Nagaland, Dr. K Keditsu; and Dr. Jyoti Ramadas also spoke on the occasion. Minister for PHE, Tokheho Yepthomi was among the dignitaries and well wishers who attended the programme.