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Health Minister AL Hek launches Mobile Food Testing Laboratory

Shillong News Desk | Shillong, May 04, 2018:

Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister, A.L. Hek today launched the “Food Safety on Wheels”, a Mobile Food Testing Laboratory, at Health Complex, Laitumkhrah, Shillong.

Another 13 cases of JE detected in West Garo Hills, emergency meeting called

TURA | June 19, 2019:

Days after a medical alert was sounded in West Garo Hills following the detection of two cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE), the number has gone up to 15 with most of the cases being reported from the district headquarter of Tura.

Medical alert sounded after 2 test positive for Japanese Encephalitis in Garo Hills

TURA | June 15, 2019:

The West Garo Hills district administration has sounded a medical alert after two persons tested positive for Japanese Encephalitis (JE).

An order to seize pigs and cattle in Tura has been issued by the district administration.

Over 8,500 cancer patients registered in Shillong Civil Hospital in less than a decade


SHILLONG, April 17, 2018: As many as 8,530 cancer patients were registered in the cancer department of Shillong Civil Hospital alone from 2010 till date while 3,041 patients were treated with radiation therapy from 2012 till March this year.

While 5,291 male patients and 3,047 female patients were registered upto 2017, the number of patients treated with radiation therapy from 2012 till date includes 2,002 males and 1,039 females.

This was disclosed by Meghalaya Health Minister, A L Hek in Assembly on Monday while replying to a discussion brought by Congress MLA from East Shillong, Ampareen Lyngdoh on medical treatment of cancer patients and the need to review governmental financial assistance for patients both from the low income group as well as government employees availing medical assistance.

Hek said that all types of supportive care for cancer patients are being managed at the Shillong Civil Hospital and drugs for supportive care are also being provided free of cost by the government.

He said that the government was seized of all deficiencies in the hospital and would always make all out efforts to take remedial steps to improve the services being provided and take into consideration all suggestions from the citizens of all sections of the society.

Hek further informed that the implementation of the Megha Health Insurance Scheme is a boon to the citizens of the state more so for cancer patients.

TNT News with inputs from NELive

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Woman accidentally swallows toothbrush; object successfully removed from stomach

SHILLONG | Feb 05, 2019:

What may be termed as a rare and unheard of case, doctors of Shillong Civil Hospital on January 28 removed a toothbrush from a woman’s stomach, which she had allegedly swallowed it while brushing.

NEIGRIHMS Cardio Deptt’s resident doctors to strike work from June 20

NEIGRIHMS, Shillong,

By Our Reporter | Shillong, June 19, 2018: 

Irked by the alleged adamant attitude of the Director of North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), the resident doctors of the department of Cardiology of this premier institute have decided to stop carrying out routine work in the department from June 20 onwards for three days.

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