In view of the lack of healthcare facilities in the Nokrek region, the Christian Hospital Management Committee and Nursing School, Tura along with the members of A’chik Heritage Pursuits (AHP) has visited the site for a new building of the Nursing Training Centre at Sakaladuma on the foothills of Nokrek Range on Saturday.
The training centre will be an outreach programme for the first five years and will then be upgraded to a Sub-Centre.
The President of AHP, Prakash Momin, said that AHP will assist in the construction of this Nursing Training Centre at Sakaladuma and expressed hope that it will provide basic medical care and treatment facilities to the people of the area.
“This will benefit the residents of almost eight villages namely, Daribokgre, Mandal Nokat, Sakalgre, Balladingre, Dura Kalakgre, Sasatgre, Chandigre and Oragitok since the nearest hospital is at Asanang, around 22 kilometres away,” he informed.
Poljonsing M Sangma from Sakaladuma has generously donated his land for the said purpose and Momin added that this training centre will be built purely on donations received from the people of the region as, of now, there is no sanction from the hospital management committee. However, the committee has assured its assistance during the later stages of construction, he added.
Dr CB Sangma, Chairperson of the Hospital Managing Committee and Manager of Tura Christian Hospital, Dr Jedidah N Marak, Superintendent of Christian Hospital, Dr Editha W Momin, Associate Medical Superintendent and members of AHP were among others present on the occasion.