Anaemia screening camp held in Wokha village
Dimapur, Sep. 15 (EMN): As part of Rashtriya Poshan Maah programme, department of Social Welfare along with Health and Family Welfare department, Wokha, organised an Anaemia screening camp in Wokha village community hall on September 14.
During the programme, Erenbeni Kikon, senior supervisor of ICDS, Wokha, gave a brief overview on the celebration of Rashtriya Poshan Maah. She stated that the theme for this year is ‘Complimentary feeding,’ which focus on the five pillars related to the first thousand-day of a child life, Diarrhoea and Anaemia prevention, nutritional diet, sanitation and safe drinking water. This was stated in a press release from the Chief Medical Office (CMO), Wokha.
Dr. Zuben Kikon, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Wokha, spoke on the causes of Anaemia, its side effects and the different types of nutritional values of food. He also informed the participants to avail various health insurance benefits under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
The programme was chaired by Myanlumo Lotha, CDPO Wokha, while Yanphamo Tungoe, chairman of Wokha village council, thanked the department officials for conducting the camp.
The release stated that more than 97 villagers were screened for Anaemia and none were found Anaemic. Tests for blood sugar, malaria, and HIV were also conducted and medicines were distributed free of cost. The camp was attended by staff of Health and Family Welfare department, Social Welfare and NRLM, DPRO and village council members.
Anaemia screening was also conducted at Seluku village under Chukitong block in Wokha district on September 15. The screening was organised in coordination with department of Social Welfare – ICDS, Health and Family Welfare, RD and community leaders.
A brief programme was held before the screening during which participants were enlightened about Anaemia by ANM Chukitong PHC, Wothunglumi. She said Anaemia is a medical condition characterised by inadequate red blood cells mainly due to lack of iron and vitamins. In order to be safe from anaemia, the ANM suggested consumption of iron-rich food such as green vegetables and fruits.
Also speaking on the occasion, district facilitator NHP Wokha, O Mhathung Jami, highlighted on the activities undertaken under the aegis of Nagaland Health Project in Seluku village. Jami called upon the community, especially the pregnant women and children, to avail the services provided by NHP.
ASHA co-ordinator, Thungchanbeni Tsopoe also stressed on the various services and facilities available in the village itself with the ASHA.
Senior supervisor of ICDS, Zubenthung Jami, briefed the participants about the month-long Poshan Maah celebration and what it intends to achieve.
Apart from anaemia screening, general health check up was also conducted by the medical personnel from Chukitong PHC.