World Population Day observed in Nagaland

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Dimapur, July 11: Dimapur District Health Society observed World Population Day today in the Chief Medical Officer’s Office.
Dr Rebecca, DPO RCH-UIP, oriented the members on the activities to be carried out during the population stabilization fortnight commencing from July 11 to 24. She briefed on the activities to be carried out in all the blocks.
She urged the health workers to encourage eligible couples on birth spacing and to motivate the men to participate in the family planning methods. She also informed the members to sensitize the beneficiaries about the incentives for beneficiaries opting for the various family planning methods.
During the fortnight, those couples opting for permanent sterilization and temporary sterilization will be given incentives. The free permanent method of family planning services can be availed at the District Hospital Dimapur and CHC Medziphema.
Dr K Vikato Kinimi, Chief Medical Officer Dimapur while launching the population stabilization fortnight in the district urged the medical officers and health workers to motivate the ASHAs to mobilize the beneficiaries to avail the free family planning services during the fortnight. He also encouraged the health workers to give their best and ensure that quality services are provided to the beneficiaries.
The programme was chaired by Dr Antoly Suu, Deputy CMO Dimapur.
Kohima: World Population Day & Population Stabilization Fortnight was observed under the slogan “Take responsibility towards family planning – Prepare for the wellbeing of mother and child” at Kohima CMO’s conference hall today.
The programme was chaired by DTO, Dr Asünü Sakhrie while technical session presentation on “World Population Day & Population Stabilization Fortnight” was done by Dr Toboli G Chishi, MO (UPHC) Potterlane.
CMO, Dr. Laso Lazar in his closing remarks stressed on the importance of observing World Population Stabilization Fortnight by mobilizing and carrying out intensive awareness as to reach maximal target.
Wokha: Joining the rest of the world Wokha district observed World Population & Population Stabilization fortnight on July 11 in the CMO’s conference hall. Organized by District Health Society, the programme was held on the theme ‘Take responsibility towards family planning-prepare for wellbeing of mother and child’.
Delivering the keynote address, Deputy CMO, Wokha Dr. Zuben Kikon said on this day family planning was affirmed as human right during the international conference on human right. He stated that ignorance, poverty and illiteracy are some of the causes which lead to increase in population and population exploitation and opined that spreading awareness about family planning among the community is very important to control population.
During the fortnight, free services will be available at district hospital and other health units like family planning methods – vasectomy, IUCD, PPIUCD, PAIUCD both permanent and temporary method, distribution of oral contraceptive pills, condoms, ECP, free counseling on family planning methods, and urged all public to avail the opportunity.
Kiphire: With the rest of the world, Kiphire district observed World Population Day at District Hospital conference hall Kiphire with Chumbenthung Murry, EAC HQ Kiphire as special guest.
Chumbenthung Murry said that the World Population Day is an annual event observed on 11th July every year which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.
The keynote address was delivered by Dr K Pewezo Khalo DPO (RCH/UIP) and the vote of thanks was pronounced by Atsali, District Media Officer (NHM) District Hospital Kiphire.
Mon: State level advocacy programme on World Population Day 2019 was held on July 11 at District Hospital, Mon under the theme ‘Take responsibility towards Family Planning: Prepare for the Wellbeing of Mother and Child.’
SDO (C) Mon, Chumlamo Humtsoe who was the special guest requested the entire stake holders to disseminate the importance of family planning and take responsibility toward family planning. He mentioned that, India has a huge population and family planning is the need of the hour. Prepare for the wellbeing of mother and child and family planning in the district. The District Administration of Mon is in full support on health, poverty and education, he added.
MO (Obs & Gyn), Dr.Aman Konyak spoke on the topic ‘Take responsibility towards family planning; prepare for the wellbeing of Mother & Child’.
DPO (UIP&RCH), Mon, Dr. Shasinle Tep spoke on Family Planning Schemes & services.
CMO Mon, Dr.Kechongol Sophie spoke on the significance of the day. The programme was chaired by Akangkokla Namo.
(Page News Service)