INJAN, 8 Apr: The World Health Day (WHD) celebration was marked with the inauguration of a dental care unit at the church-run Krick and Bourry Memorial (KBM) Hospital, Injan in Changalang district on 7 April.
Inaugurating the facility, MLA Somlung Mossang said, “Proper health care is a big concern in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly in Changlang district. People often are compelled to travel to the towns in Assam for their basic medical treatments. With this dental care wing in KBM Hospital, the people of nearby areas like Miao, Jairampur, Nampong, Manmao, Bordumsa, Diyun, Nampahi, Balinong and Kharsang can now avail hassle-free and affordable round the clock dental treatment, saving both money and time.”
Patron and founder of the hospital, Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao Diocese congratulated the doctors and the community of Sacred Heart Sisters of Pala Province, Kerala and the nurses at the hospital for their dedicated healthcare service to the people.
Echoing the theme of WHD 2021, Bishop George said, “The dental care unit will now make this hospital serve the people around even better to help build a fairer and healthier world.”
The hospital management informed that the hospital has a well-equipped operation theatre, but lacks an anaesthetist, which leads to patients being referred to hospitals in Assam.
They appealed for higher authorities to look into the matter of assisting the hospital in finding an anaesthetist to help them serve the people in the remote corner of the state even better.
The KBM Hospital is the only church-run hospital in the state, with a gynaecologist and paediatrician and few visiting doctors from Assam.