Mizoram: Health Minister R. Lalthangliana visits Kamalanagar; Longpuighat PHC to be functional soon

However, he suggested that a local MBBS Doctor would be appropriate to look after the PHC.

KAMALANAGAR-  Dr. R. Lalthangliana, Minister of Health and Family Welfare who was on a 3-day tour to Lawngtlai District arrived Kamalanagar today.  He was accompanied by Dr. Vanlalsawma, Director, DHS; Dr. Chawngthanchhunga, Joint Director (Malaria), H & FW; Dg V. Lallungmuana, Member, Industrial Development Board; Dr. K. Vanlalhruaia, State Entomologist (VBD); Dgb. Malsawmthangi Pachuau, State PH Consultant (VBD) and others.

Councillors, Officers, NGO leaders and Health Workers of CADC were also present.

Dr. R. Lalthangliana speaking expressed that the Government is trying to upgrade and improve the health care facilities in Mizoram including CADC. He mentioned that the western and southern belt of Mizoram is endemic to Malaria-borne diseases, the role of NGOs especially the YCA, MCSU and Chakma Mahila Samiti will be of paramount importance when it comes to mobilise and create awareness on Malaria in CADC area.

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He suggested that the District Council authority should make necessary steps to eradicate the deadly disease. The health ministry of the state is not in a position to tackle it alone.

He further mentioned that the Longpuighat PHC will be functional soon. Everything is in place now. However, he suggested that a local MBBS Doctor would be appropriate to look after the PHC.

In addition, to maintain and continue the services in Borapansury PHC, every possible help from the State Government shall be undertaken so that it can cater and deal with more health-related patients.

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While Dr. Rinisha Chakma, Medical Officer, Chawngte CHC, Kamalanagar shared the information of the CHC including the services it provides. A power point presentation on Malaria was presented by Dgb. Malsawmthangi Pachuau and how the Chakmas are prone to the disease due to their lifestyle.

Representatives of NGOs also met him in private to discuss health care-related issues pertaining to the CADC area.

He visited the only College within CADC at Kamalanagar and has assessed the condition of Govt. Kamalanagar College and the problems they are enduring at present.

The programme was concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Chairman of Chakma Autonomous District Council.


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