Dimapur, April 25: A health mela was successfully concluded at Amaluma village, Dhansiripar Block under Dimapur District on April 23. The mela was conducted by Department of Health & Family Welfare Dimapur under the aegis of National Health Mission.
During the health mela, doctors from various health programmes such as Universal Immunization Programme, National Leprosy Eradication Program, National Programme for Control of Blindness, Revised National TB Control Program, National Vector Borne Disease Control Program, National Tobacco Control Program, AYUSH, DAPCU, Non-Communicable Diseases, Gynaecologist, Paediatrician, Dentist and General Medical Officers and Lab Technicians were available to examine patients and for testing. Blood testing for Malaria and HIV/AIDS and sputum samples were collected and blood sugar testing was also done.
A total of 213 patients availed the services provided during the health mela. 10 children were immunized, 70 patients were screened for NCD, 32 tested for HIV, 36 screened for eyes. Outreach BIS Drive was also carried out during the health mela.
Interpersonal communication and counseling on safe motherhood, immunization, family planning, breastfeeding, leprosy, NCD, HIV/AIDS and iodine deficiency were also carried out. IEC materials were also distributed. Free medicines were also distributed and nutrition packs were also distributed to pregnant mothers.
The health mela was inaugurated by Dr K Vikato Kinimi, Chief Medical Officer Dimapur. During the brief inaugural function, he urged the public to avail the medical facilities which were brought to their door steps.
(Page News Service)