Kohima: Nobel peace prize winner
Medicines Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) and
Nagaland government have signed an MoU for augmenting existing
healthcare facilities in remote areas of the state.
As per the MoU signed between the representatives of
MSF and state government officials at Chief Minister`s
residence yesterday, MSF will provide human resources with
expertise in areas such as surgery, anaesthetics, gynaecology,
laboratory, supply medicines and equipment to complement the
existing health care facilities.
According to an official release, MSF team has been in
border district of Mon since February 2010 where they have
been introducing the organisation to the civil and health
authorities and different community groups, and carried out
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio thanked MSF for choosing a
remote area like Mon for opening a project for providing
secondary healthcare with support of the district hospital.
He said the pilot project will serve as a model for
other districts and hoped that concerned personnel in Mon
would learn through training with the MSF and serve as a
benchmark for others to follow.
MSF, working in more than 65 countries, got 1999 Nobel
peace prize and received Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace for
Disarmament and Development in 1996.