CHANDEL, April 1: The District Hospital Chandel has shown a new hope of life for residents of Chandel in particular with its Operation Theatre being inaugurated with a commitment to provide a normal institutional delivery on March 31 during a function organized by the District Health Mission Society CDL.
On the same day, a cesarean section of a pregnant woman was performed successfully with the delivery of a healthy baby boy.
The new mother is identified as Th Shantikumari Devi, 30, wife of Th Hemba Singh a resident of Kakching Chumnang Leikai.
A doctor who talked to media after the operation informed that the 35 min operation was done without any complication and a healthy baby boy weighing 3.5 kg was borne. Both the mother and the baby are fine and healthy.
The inaugural function of the operation theatre which was renovated after lying dysfunctional for a period of 20 years was attended by director (FW & NRHM), Dr O Ibomcha Singh, Chief Medical Officer/Mission Director, DHS, Chandel, Dr N Birchandra Singh, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Thoubal, Dr Ranjit Singh as the chief guest, president and guest of honour, respectively.
District Immunization Officer Dr Romy Ngoruh, state nodal officer AYUSH, Benedict and Chandel NGO functionary rev Rd Joykumar Anal were some of the dignitaries present on dais besides local leaders, medical staff, NRHM officials from the state and district including ASHAs.
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest following a ribbon cutting, Dr O Ibomcha stated that the Operation Theatre was renovated with fund utilised from NRHM so that institutional delivery might be resumed as the hospital without further delay instead of waiting for the 50 bedded district hospital which might take another 5-10 years to complete due to its slow pace of construction.
Stating that the government plans to send different specialists in the hospital shortly, Ibomcha said the district hospital has been already equipped with all modern appliances including Ultrasound, X-rays and generators.
He further urged the people of Chandel to make use of the facilities installed, avail help from the ASHAs and to support the hospital to make it a new hospital.
Dr Ibomcha also informed that the directorate would take up the same initiatives in Senapati, Ukhrul, Tamei and Moreh soon.
Chief Medical Officer Chandel, Dr N Birchandra in his presidential speech expressed optimism that both the govt and the people will extend support as he appealed his staff to wok sincerely for bringing improvement and change. Ibomcha also expressed that the hospital aims to deliver round the clock services locals without any untoward incident.