Dimapur, July 10: Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Kohima along with the District Health Society, NHM Department of Health & Family Welfare on July 9 held a review meeting-cum-launch of World Population Fortnight at PMTI conference hall, informed a press release.
The programme was chaired by Dr Rupert Peseyie, DPO (RCH-UIP) while the technical session of Nagaland Health Project (NHP) was highlighted by CMO, Dr Vezokholu Theyo and Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) programme was taken up by Dy. CMO, Dr Khriesilie Sachu.
Under the slogan “Provision of Family Planning Services Even in a Crisis, for a Self Reliant Nation and Family”, World Population Fortnight (July 11 to 24) was launched. Prior to mobilisation fortnight, advocacy and awareness campaigns would be carried out in all the blocks and villages under Kohima district which will include exhibition of family planning methods-use of contraceptives and other spacing methods, need for delay in marriage and first child birth, counselling of clients on the basket of choices & motivation of eligible couples for availing family planning services such as IUCD & PPIUCD insertions, condoms, tubectomy &vasectomy, as well as awareness on HIV/AIDS.
IEC activities of interpersonal communication will be carried out in selected health units to observe population fortnight as basket of family planning services including distribution of pamphlets, leaflets and putting up of banners and posters at prominent places in line with new family planning media campaign.
CMO, Dr Vezokholu Theyo, in her closing remarks, stressed on the importance of observing World Population Stabilization Fortnight by mobilising and carrying out intensive awareness as to reach maximal target even at this time of pandemic of COVID-19. She also added saying that, all health provider should be accountable and prompt in carrying out the activities.
Another press release informed that the office of Chief Medical Officer Tuensang, observed World Population Day at CMO conference hall Tuensang on July 10.
The programme was chaired by CMO Dr. Lanuchuba, where he reminded those who have not received the IEC materials on family planning, OCP, PTK, IUCD insertion etc., to collect it from the office.
The house also discussed that while conducting re-sensitisation and awareness on COVID-19 vaccination, the team should conduct random sample testing on COVID-19 and anyone who tests positive should be kept in COVID Care Centre CCC) in order to break the chain of transmission to others.
MO thermology, Dr. Imlong informed that district hospital is also open for other general OPD. So, any patients may come to district hospital and avail medical services without hesitation.
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