The District Health Society, Tamenglong on Monday conducted a mock drill in preparation for COVID-19 amid reports of rising cases in different parts of the country.
The District Hospital Duigailong Tamenglong is ready and prepared with specific focus on oxygen plants, ventilators, logistics and human resources.
The District Hospital Duigailong Tamenglong has 60 D-type oxygen cylinders, including oxygen plants, 11 ventilators for testing and other medicines, etc.
However, human resources are said to be in acute shortage.
Interestingly, there are four staff at PSA oxygen plants under the Tribal Areas Hill fund (TAH) but their salaries have not been paid till date allegedly since their appointment in November 2021.
The good news is that eight post graduate doctors from RIMS have arrived to stay for three months under the district residency programme.
They will stay there for three months to undergo a compulsory three-month residential rotation in the district hospital. The district health society Tamenglong with local MLA Janghemlung Panmei accorded warm welcome to doctors.
The eight doctors are Dr Cindy Konsam Pathology, Dr Jaojianshing Kamei General Medicine, Dr Deoraj Gurung General Surgery, Dr Ammol A - Veishrav Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Dinai Lainghinglovi Solo Paediatrics, Dr Thejavituo Kire Ophthalmology, Dr Ginsuanthang Suantak Anaesthesiology and Dr Saurav Sandar Orthopaedics.