Meet on IDCF held at Dimapur


Dimapur, June 8: The District level meeting on Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) was held today at CMO’s conference hall, Dimapur.
Dr Rebecca, DPO, UIP-RCH as resource person reoriented the members on the upcoming Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight commencing from June 12 to 24. She stated that the main objective of the campaign is to attain “zero” child deaths due to childhood diarrhoea. The main target beneficiaries will be children below 5 years of age.
Dr Rebecca highlighted the week-by-week activities to be carried out during the fortnight campaign to control diarrhoea.
During the IDCF, the focus will be to improve the availability and use of ORS and Zinc, to strengthen facility level to manage cases of dehydration, and to enhance advocacy and communication on prevention and control of diarrhoea through IEC campaign. ORS packets will be distributed to all families with children under 5 years of age and also deliver key messages for awareness to the families.
The meeting was attended by block representative comprising of medical officers, block program manager and block ASHA co-ordinators.
(Page News Service)