Pangnyu launches Swachchata Pakhwada

Pangnyu launches  Swachchata Pakhwada
Minister for Health & Family Welfare, S. Pangnyu Phom with doctors and officials of NHM at the launching programme of the Swachhata Pakhwada (Fortnight)-2018 on 2nd April, 2018. (DIPR)
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Dimapur, April 2: Cleanliness is important for a healthy living, said Minister for Health & Family Welfare, S. Pangnyu Phom while launching the Swachhata Pakhwada (Fortnight)-2018 at NHAK MD Conference Hall today.
He said cleanliness plays a vital role in preventing many environment and health related diseases and maintained that cleanliness is important for environmental development besides health and spiritual development.
Cleanliness should start from the kitchen, the family and the individual, he stated urging all to maintain personal hygiene in order to defend and keep oneself away from various viruses and infections.
The minister also encouraged doctors and nurses to start cleanliness drive at hospitals, dispensaries and health centres, maintaining that the same will set a good example for the public to live a healthier and cleaner life. He concluded his speech by reading out the 12 swachhata pledge.
National Health Mission, Nagaland is celebrating Swachhata Pakhwada (Cleanliness Fortnight) for fifteen days (1st -15th April, 2018) with an aim to promote cleanliness fortnight, said Nodal Officer Swachh Bharat & Additional Director, DH&FW, Dr. Tokuhu Chishi.
‘Swachhata Se Siddhi’ would be the tagline of Swachhata Pakhwada, 2018 under National Health Mission Nagaland, he noted. Through the Swachhata Pakhwada, NRHM will consider setting up permanent mechanism through various programmes and schemes, he added.
Cleanliness fortnight encourages all in bringing up new idea, innovative structures and mechanism. (Page News Service)