On 2nd May, S. Pangnyu Phom, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, inaugurated the Assistant Nursing Midwifery (ANM) School of Nursing at Impur Christian Hospital (ICH).
Pangnyu Phom, who spoke as a guest of honor at the event, described the place as a Naga Holy Land where the seeds sown and the word preached from Impur reached every nook and cranny of Nagaland, the Naga Hills.
He dedicated the institution to the people of Impur and Ao in general, as a symbol of God’s glory and the missionaries’ outstanding gifts to the Phom Nagas.
Pangnyu Phom praises ABAM and the Board of Trustees of ICH
The minister praised ABAM and the Board of Trustees of ICH for leading by example, saying that such beginning by a faith-based organization was encouraging for both the government and other organizations.
The department’s policy, according to Pangnyu Phom, is to partner and collaborate in order to develop a sustainable health system.
He advised organizations to develop and achieve a level of health that would allow people to live socially and economically useful life in this regard.
The minister announced on Twitter that ICH will share some ANM seats with the department and that the department would choose people to attend the program.
Moreover, he stated that an MoU would be inked as a result of this.
Meanwhile, Dr. Sashimeren Aier, chairman of the Impur Christian Hospital Board of Trustees, stated that the hospital, which was founded in 1912, has played an important role in the healing mission.
He described the launch of the ANM School of Nursing as “another watershed moment in the history of ICH” and “a dream come true.”
ABAM executive secretary Rev. Dr. Mar Pongener has already dedicated the institute.
Minister for Rural Development Metsubo Jamir and advisor for the Department of Underdeveloped Area (DUDA), N. Bongkhao Konyak, were also present at the inaugural event.