Dimapur, April 24: Under the aegis of National Health Mission (NHM), Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Kohima along with District Health Society, Department of Health & Family Welfare conducted Health Mela at Teichüma village on April 22.
A press release from CMO’s office, district media officer, Kungcham Dailiam stated that short function was held where Dr. Rupert Peseyie, DPO (RCH-UIP) chaired the programme.
CMO, Dr. Laso Lazar exhorted the gathering to avail all the services and also part take in various group discussion for healthy life style and to practice for better health seeking behavior.
Dr. Lazar 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 also mentioned about the target group where children and pregnant mothers are given priority. 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. The village was selected as its far-flung and inaccessible area where there is need of free health care services.
The community was mobilized through churches, VHCs, village council and ASHA one week ahead of the health mela.
In the mela, a total of 200 OPD cases were registered and 45 blood smears were examined. None of the sample tested positive for examined diseases. A total of 18 patients were registered for eye screening, out of which 8 refractive errors were corrected.
ICTC screening were done to 3 ANC clients, Condoms, ECPs & OCPs were also distributed inculcating diabetes, hypertension, routine immunization etc are carried out as well. Inter-Personal Communication sessions on various RCH programs through focus discussion and one to one communication was done by Dr. Medozhatou Kerestü (MO-RBSK), Consultant Subonglemla Jamir & Rokoseno Thapo (DCM). Posters were pasted on the community hall and IEC material of leaflets, pamphlets were distributed both in local dialect & English.
Dr. Aseno Rhetso, DVBO gave health talk on NVBDCP sharing the importance of malaria and Long lasting Insecticide bed net (LLIBN) to the villager. The medical team was headed by CMO, DPO (RCH-UIP), DVBO, Chiephobozou unit, Botsa unit, DPMU, MMU & SHP unit.
(Page News Service)