Dimapur, June 13: Mount Olive College has embarked on a new innovative journey towards providing better health care and awareness to its students, at the same time to be able to render service towards community health sector under the professional stewardship of the Department of Health & Family Welfare.
Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, I Himato Zhimomi (IFS) today formally inaugurated the health kiosk and training of lecturers on peer education as special guest at Mount Olive College in Kohima.
Speaking on the occasion, Zhimomi highlighted various health issues that the youth face and said the innovative health camp was going to be a meeting or converging point for many health activities and awareness.
While young people faces huge issues today in the medical spheres like diabetes, tension, cancer and other diseases, Zhimomi pointed out young adults were also dying from kidney disease, liver disease, pressure because of the lifestyles they lead .
As “health is the utmost priority,” he opined that a healthier college is a college with playground and other facilities where students could flex their muscle and energy. He appealed the college to establish the health camp into a success story with enthusiasm and replicate it into other areas across the State and other institutions in Kohima as health workers from different organizations comes to impart them with health training.
He also commented about AIDS prevailing in the State which is transmitted mainly through the sexual route and said one could not pretend anymore like it doesn’t exist .
While appealing them to eat right and be healthy and safe, he also advised the students to reduce salt, sugar and oil so that they could avoid various problems in their lives later on.
Dr. Puse Liegise, Nodal Officer – National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) in his keynote address updated on the purpose and objective of NUHM under which the health kiosk at the college is taking the initiative .
The program of Health Kiosk and training of lecturers on peer education at the college was sponsored by NUHM programme division under “Innovation” activity in collaboration with NSACS, RKSK and Mount Olive College Kohima .
Earlier, Khekavi Yeptho, assistant pastor of Sumi Baptist Church Kohima offered invocation prayer while Lovitoli Zhimomi chaired the launching programme.
(Page News Service)