Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru, Mission Director NHM Nagaland and Dr. Shyamkishore Lairikyengbam, Chairman, SKY Hospital along with other officials.
Kohima, May 8 (MExN): National Health Mission (NHM), Nagaland on Tuesday signed a MoU with Imphal based SKY Hospital to provide free quality care and surgical services to children born with congenital heart disease (CHD).
Children in the age group of 0-18 years diagnosed with congenital cardiac disease will be provided cardiac surgeries under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK).
The MoU was signed by Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Nagaland on behalf of the State government and Dr. Shyamkishore Lairikyengbam, Chairman, SKY Hospital, Imphal on behalf of the agency in the presence of officials from both parties.
Children detected with congenital heart diseases (CHD) by the RBSK Mobile Health Teams or during routine screening at District Hospitals will be referred to SKY Hospital for further management and surgery.
It may be mentioned that RBSK is an initiative to improve child survival and quality of life. It was implemented in the State in the year 2013 for screening of children within the age group of 0-18 years for the 4Ds: Defect at Birth, Deficiencies, Diseases and Developmental Delays and Disabilities. Under this scheme children within the targeted age group will be provided free services as per the RBSK model costing.