Dimapur, July 12: District Health Society, Zunheboto observed World Population Day under the theme “Start a meaningful tomorrow with family planning” at CMO Office Zunheboto on July 11.
Resource persons, Dr Alemwabang Aier, DPO (RCH &UIP) Zunheboto highlighted about the significance of the day. He also emphasized that family planning is important for the health of a mother and her children, as well as the family’s economic situation. Since parents are responsible for providing education, shelter, clothing and food for their children, family planning has an important long-term impact on the financial situation of any family, he said.
He also highlighted that during the Population Stabilization Fortnight from July 11-24 various FP methods will be carried out, free services like sterilization, IUCD and distribution of condoms, ECP, OCP, counseling and free distribution of IEC materials and activities will be carried out in all the health units and villages.
Free IEC materials were distributed during the observance.
The programme was attended by CMO staffs, DH staffs, stakeholders, students and medical fraternity from the blocks
Kiphire: World Population Day was observed on July 11 at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall on the theme “Start a meaningful tomorrow with family planning” with Deputy Commissioner, Kiphire, Mohammad Ali Shihab, IAS as the special guest.
In his address, the DC challenged the officers of the department to perform their duty with dignity and sincerity. He highlighted the problems faced in hospitals, as there is no proper infrastructure even though lots of emphasis was given. He said giving awareness programme only will not bring changes but at the same time proper equipment should be available so that the people of Kiphire will not face problems or hindrances in days to come. He also mentioned about the shortage of doctors and nurses in the hospitals.
The highlights of the programme were address on significance of the day by additional director, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Dr Bendangla Longkumer; counselor FPA India, Nagaland Branch, Ville Rhetso explained the various activities and roles played by NGOs in promoting family planning, etc. (Page News Service)