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Healthcare in Nagaland

"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." - Buddha

Buddha once rightly said that health is an important part of one’s life hence it needs proper care and concern and it is one’s primary duty. The government of Nagaland too tries to do its share of duty in order to provide the best to its people. Being a state in the north eastern part of India and still developing, the government has been trying to give to its people maximum amenities and luxuries. With a lot of hurdles in communication the Nagaland government has been successful to a huge extent in that matter.

Health and Family Welfare Department of Nagaland

health in nagaland

The Health and Family Welfare department of Nagaland has been trying to enhance the manpower, logistic, infrastructure and capacity building which has been clearly envisaged in the 12 year plan. The health department here started in the year 1963 with just a handful of nurses and doctors and a few rural clinics and dispensaries. Gradually, with the inception of the NRHM healthcare within the state took a different turn with increased efforts from the government.

The present department is led by a Cabinet minister and its secretaries in the state level and by the Directors at the directorate level.

Directorate of Health & Family Welfare,
Below, Nagaland Civil Secretariat

Objectives of Nagaland Health Department:

  • To reduce morbidity & mortality rates.
  • Universal access to basic health care services especially those related to women, children and universal immunization.
  • Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, including locally epidemic diseases.
  • Vitalize traditional health practices.
  • Stabilized population growth and ensure gender and demographic balance.
  • Promote healthy life-style and environmental health.
nagaland health infrasructure

Source: Nagaland Health Mission

Programs of the Nagaland Health Department

The health department has taken in hand a lot of projects and programs for a better society. Works on these projects have started and as a result of this a lot of changes have been seen amongst the people in terms of health and hygiene. The government of Nagaland has very effectively tried to execute the programs for the betterment of the society. The programs are as follows:

National Vector Borne Diseases Control Program (NVBDCP)

The National Vector Borne Diseases Control Program (NVBDCP) which is funded by the Global fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) is a program that takes under its flagship the diseases Malaria, Dengue, and Japanese Encephalitis.

National Leprosy Eradication Program (NLEP)

NLEP schemes in nagaland

Source: Nagaland Rural Health Mission

  • Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP)
  • National Program for the control of Blindness (NPCB)
  • National Family Welfare and RCH Program (FW/RCH)
  • National Cancer Control Program (NCCP)
  • National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Program (NIDDCP)
  • National Mental Health Program (NMHP)
  • National Aids Control Program (NSACS)
  • National Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (NIDSP)
  • School Health Program (SHP)
  • AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Sidha, Homoeopathy) Program.
  • National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP)
  • Universal Communitization Programme (UIP)

Health Schemes under Nagaland Government

Janani- Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK)

Launched on the 4th of August 2012, this scheme was an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of India. It emphasizes on the elimination of the expenses of both the pregnant women and sick neonates upto 30 days after birth in Government health institutions both rural and urban areas.


Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY)

This is another scheme which promotes the institutional delivery of children in health units providing an amount of Rs. 700 to rural mothers and Rs.600 to urban mothers. A lot of women has benefitted from this scheme with records showing that a total of 83824 pregnant women has givern successful deliveries to children under this scheme from 2007 to 2013.

District Wise distribution of Health units:

Community Health Centers (CHCs)

Dimapur 2
Peren 1
Kohima 3
Wokha 2
Phek 3
Kiphire 1
Zunheboto 2
Mokokchung 3
Tuensang 2
Mon 2
Total: 21 Nos.

Primary Health Centres (PHCs)

Kohima 14
Dimapur 8
Peren 8
Wokha 12
Phek 23
Kiphire 4
Zunheboto 13
Mokokchung 14
Tuensang 12
Mon 15
Longleng 3
Total: 126 Nos.

Sub-Centers (SCs)

Kohima 40
Dimapur 47
Peren 16
Wokha 37
Phek 43
Kiphire 19
Zunheboto 47
Mokokchung 51
Tuensang 38
Mon 50
Longleng 8
Total:- 396 Nos.

Big Dispensary & Subsidiary Health Centre (BD & SHC)

Dimapur Big Dispensary 1
Mokokchung Big Dispensary 2
Tuensang Subsidiary Health Centre 1

Important Health Department Officials

Principal Secy

Sh.Sentiyanger Imchen (IAS)
Commissioner & Secretary
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Government of Nagaland,
New Civil Secretariat Complex
KOHIMA- 797001,
Tele Fax : 0370-2270062
Mob : 09436010558
Email ID : sentiyanger12@gmail.com

Mission Director

Dr. Nandira Changkije
Mission Director (NRHM)
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Govt. of Nagaland, Kohima.
Kohima 797001
Tele off : 0370-
Mob :09436001614
Email ID : nrhmnagaland@gmail.com

Regional Director

Dr. A. C. Baishya
Regional Resource Center(RRC-NE) Six Mile,
Tel Off.: +91-361-2260269
Fax : +91-361-2230940
Email : acbaishya@gmail.com

Director in Chief /Director Health Services

Dr. G. Kemp
Principal Director (Health & FW)
Directorate of Health Services
Govt. of Nagaland,
Tele off : 0370-2270457
Fax No : 09436200899
Mob : 09436010629

State Programme Manager

Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru
Jt. Dir. (DHFW) & State Programme,
Dirctorate of Health & Family Welfare Ruziezou,
Kohima- 797001
Tel Fax : +91-370-22710565
Mob : +91-9436000463
Email : drkevi.med@gmail.com
nrhmnagaland @gmail.com

Director Finance /Finance Control

Amenla Jamir
AAccount Officer & State Finance Controller (NRHM) Dirctorate of Health & Family Welfare Ruziezou,
Kohima- 797001
Mob : +91-9436830055
Email : fin.nrhmnagaland@gmail.com

State Immunisation Officer

Dr. M. Kire
Jt. Dir. (DHFW) & SIO,
Dirctorate of Health & Family Welfare Ruziezou,
Kohima- 797001
Mob : +91-09436004145
Email : nagalanduip1@gmail.com

State Immunisation Officer

Dr. Khanlo Mag
Addl. Director (FW) SPO (RCH)
Dirctorate of Health & Family Welfare Ruziezou,
Kohima- 797001
Email : drmagh12@gmail.com

Hospitals in Nagaland

The major hospitals in Nagaland are Dimapur Civil Hospital, Referral Hospital, Dimapur, Oking Hospital and Research Clinic, Kohima, Naga Hospital Kohima, among others.

Christian Institute of Health Sciences & Research

The Christian Institute of Health Sciences & Research was formed in the year 2005 and since then it has been striving towards the development of the society and the people. Clicnic services was started by Christian Institute of Health Sciences & Research from 2007 onwards.

4th Mile,
Website: https://cihsr.in/

Police Central Hospital

The Nagaland Police Headquarters have provided a Police central hospital to 15 Battalion Hospitals in Nagaland and 1 Central hospital in order to take care of their Medical needs. The hospital cater to the needs of above 26000 porlice personnels and their families since its inception.

Bethel Medical Centre

Upper Chandmari,
Nagaland - 797 001

Faith Hospital and Institute of Medical Sciences

Old Sevak road, Dimapur
Ph: 03862 233044

Dimapur Civil hospital

Ph: 03862 2291560

Referral hospital, Dimapur

Ph: 03862 242135

Mhondamo Memorial Nursing Home

Orchid Colony
Contact Numbers: 03860- 242261

Naga Hospital Kohima

Ph: 0370 2222916

Oking hospital and research clinic, Kohima

Ph: 0370 2243339

Civil Hospitals in Nagaland

Phek Civil Hospital
Ph: 03865 223115

Wokha Civil Hospital
Ph: 03860 222255

Zunheboto Civil Hospital
Ph: 03867 220344

Mokokchung Civil Hospital
Ph: 0369 2226216

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