Dimapur, July 11: Dimapur District observed World Population Day on July 11 at Chief Medical Officer’s Office Dimapur under the theme ‘Preparation for family planning even in times of disaster. Full responsibility of competent nation and family.’
The District will also be observing the Population Stabilization Fortnight from July 11 to 24. During the fortnight, free family planning services such as distribution of condoms, contraceptive pills, permanent and temporary methods of sterilization etc will be available in all Government health units and for permanent sterilization, interested beneficiaries may visit UPHC Duncan and CHC Medziphema. Beneficiaries will be compensated for choosing permanent method of family planning.
Awareness programme in the form of one-on-one counseling and focus group discussing will be held in villages keeping in mind social distancing and other precautionary measures. Besides health topics on family planning, awareness on COVID19 will also be disseminated focusing on the elderly and other vulnerable population during the awareness programme and counseling. (Page News Service)