UPHC Kohima observes cleanliness fortnight


Dimapur, April 16: As part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Urban Primary Health Center, Kohima observed Swacchata Pakhwada /Cleanliness Fortnight 2018 – ‘Swachhata Se Siddhi’ from April 1 to 15. During the fortnight, facility and community level activities were carried out by the team to create awareness on sanitation and hygiene.
At the community level, health camp cum sanitation drive and awareness campaign was organized at Kezieke and Daklane on April 6 & 13 respectively. During these camps, free consultation, medicines, basic laboratory tests, immunization, IEC and family planning services were provided.
Swacchata Pakhwada -‘Swachtaa Hi Seva’ was also observed at Oriental College and Govt. Middle School, Seikhazou on April 11&12. The students were imparted the importance of sanitation and hygiene on the occasion. Cleanliness drive was also carried out by the staffs of UPHC, Kohima.
World Health Day 2018 under the theme ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, everywhere’ was observed at the health centre on April 7. An open poster competition was organized for the students on the topics, 3H – Healthy Attitude, Healthy Habits & Healthy Lifestyle and cleanliness and sanitation. Out of the 46 entries received, Neizokhonuo bagged the 1st prize while Theguoneizo Rutsa and Neiketouzo bagged the 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.
During the fortnight, intensive training on standard cleaning practices and patient care were imparted to the housekeeping and paramedical staffs of UPHC. It may be stated that over 500 community members took part in the various activities of the Swacchata Pakhwada 2018- ‘Swachhata Se Siddhi’ campaign.
(Page News Service)