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Meghalaya ranks 5th with 47% tobacco users in North East

SHILLONG | May 30, 2019:

Tobacco use is the world’s leading single cause of death and one of the largest preventable causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. Each year, 7 million people die from tobacco related causes, of which 1.2 million die in India from smoking alone. 80% of oral cancer is attributed to tobacco use.

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.

NEIGRIHMS crisis: KSU locks Director’s office; HC seeks details on deceased patient’s case

SHILLONG | May 13, 2019:

The members of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU today locked the office of NEIGRIHMS Director, Dr D.M. Thappa even as demanding the removal of the director for the overall interest of the institute.

NEIGRIHMS resident doctors call off ‘total shutdown’ after meeting with Hek

NEIGRIHMS, Shillong,

SHILLONG | April 04, 2019:

The NEIGRIHMS Resident Doctors’ Association (NRDA) on Thursday called off the ‘total shutdown’ of medical services following a meeting with Meghalaya Health Minister, AL Hek , who assured the former of ‘seriously’. looking into the matter.

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

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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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NEIGRIHMS imbroglio: Cardio Deptt’s residents turn down request for talks sans Director

NEIGRIHMS, Shillong,

By Our Reporter | Shillong, June 21, 2018: 

As the 3-day work strike called by the residents of the Cardiology Department, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong enters the second day on Thursday, the Institute’s administration has called for a meeting today, the same of which was rejected by the faculty members and SRDs of the department owing to the absence of the Director, Dr DM Thappa.

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