Health Mela held at Sendenyu village

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Dimapur, April 27: Under the aegis of National Health Mission, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Kohima along with District Health Society, Department of Health & Family Welfare, NHM conducted Health Mela at Sendenyu village on April 27.
Short function was done where Dr. Asünü Sakhrie, DTO chaired the programme. CMO, Dr.Ritu Thurr said to the gathering to avail all the services and also part take in various group discussion for a healthy life style and to practice for better health seeking behavior. He also mentioned that Stakeholders should give concern in logistic support, as the village is a far-off distance from the State capital, as such villagers should avail all necessary facilities provided in the Health Mela. He also expected that, the villagers would derive the maximum profit from the health mela.
Dr. Ritu Thurr, CMO also said to the congregation by reminding the responsibilities of each and everyone in bringing about health awareness to uplift the health of the society in general and for contribution of the individual in particular. He informed the gathering that, the village was selected as its far-flung from Tseminyu block even though Sub-Centre existed.
He also informed the gathering that, the village was selected since there was numerable issue of health. He also mentioned about the target group where children and pregnant mothers are given priority.
He expressed gratitude for huge turn-out of the target group. He also stressed on the community level where the VHC should take initiative for Village Health & Nutrition Day (VHND) and to channelized for visit of Medical officer to the village once a while. He also informed the gathering that IMR & MMR has drastically reduced due to awareness.
He also stated that health camps are the platform for people to avail the service provided by the Department of Health & Family Welfare, also appreciated the participation as the Ambulance of Tseminyu CHC with MO I/C has provided services of Maternal health and thank Viswema CHC MO I/C for rendering Dental Surgeon and his ambulance service. CMO, also thanked the NHAK for allowing two specialist – Dr. Avono Sophie (Pediatrician) & Dr. Azo (Gynae & Obs) in rendering their service at the Health Mela.
He also spoke on the need for community participation for bringing about sustainable health care services through their participation and active contribution. Apparently, gifts & nutritional packages were distributed to fully immunized children & pregnant mothers. ICTC screening was done to 16 clients where 4 clients were for ANC & one elderly woman with 100 year of Age came to avail health service. Lab test were provided with free medicines & distribution of IEC materials. Altogether, 215 inhabitants turnout to avail health services at the Health Mela.
(Page News Service)