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Mizoram to have four nursing colleges

Posted on Dec 06, 01:52PM | UNI

Plans for construction of nursing colleges in four districts of Mizoram have been finalised while projects for two other districts are on the anvil, according to health minister Lalrinliana Sailo.

Lalrinliana disclosed today that each nursing college in Saiha, Kolasib, Champhai and Serchhip would cost Rs 10 crore.

"Projects for nursing colleges in Aizawl and Mamit districts are being prepared," he said, while inaugurating a new CHC building at Kawrthah in Mamit district today.

The health minister said the Congress government gave priority in healthcare which resulted in winning four national awards carrying Rs 15 lakh in total during 2010-2012.

Voicing concern over the high infant mortality rate in Mizoram, he urged the health workers across the state to work harder to reduce the rate as infant mortality is an indicator of development.

The minister assured that the Kawrthah CHC would be provided with an ambulance and an X-ray machine.

Parliamentary secretary and local MLA Lalrinmawia Ralte, who attended the inaugural function, congratulated his constituents on being equipped with modern healthcare facilities.

The 30-bed CHC was constructed at the cost of Rs123.1 lakh under NRHM. Constructed from September 2008, it was completed on May 10, 2011.

Dr Ramfangzauva, director of health and services, Dr Gordon Zohmingthanga, mission director, NRHM and other officials accompanied the minister.

On his way back, the minister paid a visit to Mamit district hospital which is being manned by a chief medical officer, a senior medical officer, a district medical superintendent and four doctors on contract basis, 13 staff nurse 13 and four grade IV employees.