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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.

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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Meghalaya among other NE states with high malaria burden

SHILLONG | June 28, 2019: 

Meghalaya is recognised as one of eight states in the northeastern region of India, with high malaria burden.

NEIGRIHMS conflict: Condemnation pours in following death of patient

SHILLONG | May 12, 2019:

Former Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma said that he subscribes to the idea that there should be a proper inquiry into the ongoing conflict in NEIGRIHMS.

Ban on tobacco products near educational institutions comes into force in WGH

TURA | June 30, 2019:

In a welcoming move, the district administration of West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya has banned all tobacco related items from being sold near any educational institutions.

This was informed by the deputy commissioner of WGH, Ram Singh, though a communiqué.

Conrad meets union health min; submits memo seeking autonomy NEIGRIHMS

Shillong News | New Delhi, May 12, 2018: 

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today called on Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda at his office in New Delhi and submitted a memorandum seeking his intervention to accord autonomy to North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong.

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