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Digboi community health centre gets a breastfeeding room

Digboi community health centre gets a breastfeeding room

Sentinel Digital Desk

Our Correspondent

DIGBOI: Boosting the ongoing infrastructural and other service sectors, developmental projects at the Digboi CHC, a breastfeeding room was also attached to and inaugurated here on Thursday afternoon at Digboi community health center.

The baby feeding room being the first of this kind in the district erected under the initiatives of Digboi Rotary club was inaugurated by Debasish Das, the District Governor of the Rotary Club.

Dr. Niharika Bora, the in-charge of Digboi CHC, the president of the Digboi Rotary Club Uma Baruah, former president Ajay Dowerah, vice president Purna Bora and a host of dignitaries were also present during the inaugural ceremony.

"This vital facility at Digboi CHC which is the outcome of the innovative thoughts and efforts of Digboi Rotarians is the first of its kind in the entire district," said Das who was the chief guest during the programme.

Lauding the efforts of the organization in joining hands with the hospital management committee to ensure delivery of the much needed medical aid and other services for the common good, Dr. Niharika Saikia said that other nursing and caring services were also set up recently in the hospital to ensure better, prompt and quality services to the patients.

According to her, the inauguration of a dialysis unit and extending cabin facilities for the needy patients at the hospital that too within a month time itself speaks of the serious improvement in health care facilities in Digboi CHC. Various health-care related projects are being funded under various schemes of the government with the initiative of the local MLA.

"With the increases in the flow of the patients from within and the nearby Arunachal districts constituting a good percentage of women carrying babies with them, the feeding room would facilitate the mother and the baby for a safe, healthy and unobstructed breastfeeding procedure which is considered as the foundation of life. Public breastfeeding still carries a social stigma in India where mothers are expected to be covered head-to-toe," she added.

"My primary concern is to raise the standard of the hospital equipped with all modern technologies and sufficient man powers so that quality health services can be availed by the people of my constituency without having the need to drain their hard-earned money in private nursing homes," said Suren Phukan, the incumbent MLA of Digboi while lauding the noble gesture of the Rotary Club of Digboi.

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