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NEIGRIHMS stand-of: Govt seeks Centre’s intervention; Hek writes to JP Nadda

SHILLONG | May 06, 2019:

The State government has sought the intervention of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare into the current imbroglio at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS).

Govt sounds medical alert following JE outbreak in Garo Hills

SHILLONG | June 20, 2019:

The Meghalaya Government has sounded a medical alert in view of the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) outbreak in Garo Hills region of the state.

NEIGRIHMS Director, Cardio HoD should work out a formula to ensure patient care does not suffer: HC

SHILLONG | May 08, 2019:

The Meghalaya High Court today directed the Director of NEIGRIHMS, Dr D.M. Thappa and HoD of Cardiology department, Dr Animesh Mishra to work out a working formula to ensure that patient care does not suffer.

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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Health | Night shifts may up risk of common cancers in women


HEALTH | January 8, 2018

If you are a woman and have been assigned night shifts at workplace for long, be a little concerned about your health. According to new research, continous shifts at irregular hours may increase the risk of common cancers among women.

Health Deptt issues advisory after reported Measles outbreak in state

Shillong, Oct 26, 2018:

Even as the State is carrying out a massive campaign to eliminate Measles and control Rubella, a suspected Measles outbreak has been reported in Meghalaya.

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