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Four schools in Zunheboto declared tobacco-free

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By EMN Updated: Oct 19, 2022 9:31 pm
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Dr. Esther Ngullie and other dignitaries pose for a photograph after giving away the tobacco-free certificates to four schools in Zunheboto on October 18.

Dimapur, Oct. 19 (EMN): Zunheboto district nodal officer under the National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP), Dr. Esther Ngullie, has declared four schools as tobacco-free.

The declaration to this effect was made during a meeting of DLCC held in the conference hall of the District Hospital, Zunheboto, on October 18. Dr. Esther Ngullie has appreciated the teachers’ in-charge for their hard work and cooperation in restricting the use of tobacco within the school premises. She also acknowledged the administration and the police department for playing an important role in the achievements of NTCP, statedan update from the office of the chief medical officer (CMO), Zunheboto.

She has requested the officials present in the meeting to disseminate about the smoke-free campaign and implement stern action against those offenders. She further highlighted on the activities carried out by NTCP where 24 schools and 6 villages have been declared as tobacco-free under Zunheboto district.

She stated the district was fortunate to have received Smokerlyzer machine, which checks the lung condition and shows the amount of carbon monoxide level of the smokers. She urged the officials to spread the message to the public to avail the services for free of cost as well as the counseling facility being provided for those who wish to quit tobacco.

During the meeting, Viketoulie Metha, EAC, gave away certificates to the four schools. He acknowledged NTCP for rendering their services in making the society better.

While highlighting on NTEP, Dr. Y Aron Muru, DTO Zunheboto, has sought concrete and synchronised efforts and contributions from all stakeholders to eliminate TB. He further elaborated on the Nikshay Mitra scheme, which is a nutritional support for the TB patient.

Supervisor of NTEP presented a detailed report of case findings for the year 2020 till date and update on the Nikshay Mitra.

Hokishe Chophy, DPO DAPCU, spoke on stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and presented a detailed report and statistics on people with HIV.

The meeting was attended by officer in-charge of Zunheboto Police Station, representatives from SP’s office, EAC, and schools.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 19, 2022 9:31:38 pm
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