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Published date: 24/08/2016
Nikos Hospital, Dimapur has become the first in Nagaland and third in Northeast to be accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospital (NABH).
 
The accreditation ceremony, which was held today here at the hospital premise, was attended by Minister of Health and Family Welfare, P. Longon as the chief guest and Commissioner and Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, M. Patton as the guest of honor.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Longon said that its an encouragement to see Nikos Hospital coming up with clear visions towards healthcare and added that he expects other hospitals too to become trademarks of quality healthcare facilities.
 
Agreeing that Nagaland has a low number of doctors, he said, people from state are dependent on other states for medical degrees and the pipelined project of a state medical college is a need.
 
He also appreciated the improvements Dimapur made in the healthcare sector and the coming up of many private hospitals in the state to supplement the state government.
 
Previously, congratulating the hospital faculty for the feat, Patton in his address maintained that it was not an easy task and it is going to be a continuous process.
 
Earlier, president of Kohima Obstetrics & Gynecology Society of Nagaland (KOSCON), K. Keditsu in his remark had mentioned that most of the people who go out of the state for treatment don't go because their treatment or equipments are better than those of Nagaland's but rather because they have the reimbursement option which is not there in Nagaland and the government should do something about it.
 
Later, reacting to the statement made by Keditsu, Longon said that if the recommendation made were beneficial to the people, he would give it a serious thought.
 
During the ceremony, a Laparosopic Training Centre was also inaugurated, which happens to be the first in Northeast and is recognized by Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)