JNIMS director professor Deben Singh Laishram on Tuesday announced that Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) will provide any necessary assistance under government schemes for any needy people in connection with the prevailing crisis.
He was speaking at the Gynaecology ward, JNIMS on Tuesday while seeing a woman patient who delivered her first son at JNIMS free of cost under various government schemes.
Deben said the family members of the woman requested the authorities of the primary health centre, Wangoo for help on Friday after she suffered from complications during her labour. Due to unavailability of gynecology facilities in the health centre, the authority concerned was unable to handle the situation, he said.
“When I encountered the issue which was highlighted in the media, I along with my medical team rushed to Wangoo and picked the pregnant woman in an ambulance from the hospital on Sunday around 9.30 pm,” he said.
She was later admitted at the hospital and after consulting with the concerned doctors, a cesarean section operation was carried out to deliver the child. The doctor decided to conduct C-section as they found some health complicacies on both mother and the child, he added.
The hospital conducted the operation successfully free of cost under various government schemes, and the woman delivered a healthy baby boy on late Sunday night, he added.
He appealed to the people to cooperate with the hospital, assuring that the hospital is always open to help the needy people at the time of need. Deben further said any individual affected by the present turmoil will be provided necessary assistance from the hospital. He appealed to the people to cooperate with the hospital.
Warepam Roma, mother of the patient, appreciated the director of JNIMS for providing immediate assistance at the time of need. She said they were helpless as there were no facility at Wangoo PHC, but her daughter and grandchild were safe and sound with the timely response and assistance from the director.