HAFLONG, Dec 11: In a significant initiative, the chief executive member (CEM) Debolal Gorlosa of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council inaugurated a new paediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Haflong Civil Hospital. The event also marked the launch of the AMAI scheme, a pregnancy support program for pregnant women from Below Poverty Line (BPL) families in Dima Hasao district who undergo C-Section delivery. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Council Chairperson Ranu Langthasa, Executive Members in-charge for Medical Samuel Changsan, and other dignitaries.
The newly inaugurated Paediatric ICU features 8 beds in the ICU and 4 beds in the High Dependent Unit (HDU). The facility is well-equipped with essential medical infrastructure, including ventilators, oxygen pipelines, portable X-ray machines, portable sonography devices, and more. The project received funding from the National Health Mission (NHM), with a sanctioned amount of Rs 2.17 crore, which also includes the Liquid Oxygen Plant. Additionally, a new unit of the Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre was inaugurated at the hospital.
CEM Debolal Gorlosa, during the event, launched the AMAI scheme, which provides a cash incentive of Rs 10,000 to pregnant women belonging to BPL families undergoing C-Section delivery. He expressed his gratitude to the medical officials and staff for their efforts and achievements, expressing his vision for Dima Hasao district to become one of the prominent districts in the state of Assam.
Emphasising the importance of physical and mental fitness in today’s world, CEM Gorlosa encouraged dedicating at least 45 minutes a day to physical exercise. Stressing the prevalence of stress at work and undesirable lifestyles, he highlighted the significance of practicing activities such as Yoga for mental peace and regular exercise to maintain overall health and longevity.
Medical executive member Samuel Changsan expressed satisfaction with the inspiring initiatives undertaken for those in need. He expressed hope that under the leadership of Debolal Gorlosa, more such schemes would be expected to benefit people in rural areas. The event was attended by Executive Members of DHAC, Paudamming Riame, Ngamrothang Hmar, MAC Joysing Durung, MAC S.T Jem, principal secretary of DHAC Thai Tsho Daolagupu, doctors, and medical officials.