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Free screenings, medicines provided at Zunheboto’s health camp

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By EMN Updated: Oct 02, 2023 11:00 pm
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Patients being examined at the health mela in Zunheboto, on October 1.

DIMAPUR — As part of the Ayushman Bhavah campaign, the District Health Society, Zunheboto, organised a community health centre weekly health mela at CHC Aghunato, Zunheboto, on October 1.

A press release mentioned that Dr. Kipito Awomi, medical officer of CHC Agto, emphasised in his keynote address that Ayushman Bhavah is a nationwide campaign launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that aims to ensure the optimal delivery of health schemes to every beneficiary belonging to the economically weaker sections of society across the nation.

The district programme officials of various vertical programmes delivered a short health talk and briefed the participants about the activities to be carried out.

Dr. K Akaho Sema (medicine), SMO Agto Dr. Heroto, Dr. Kanato (ENT), Dr. Visheto (Ayush), MO Dr. Kipito, MO Dr. Abolu, MO Dr. Tokaito, Dr. Achem (dental), Yanger (opthalmic assistant), and nurses provided healthcare services to the people, including general medicine, ENT, eye, general OPD, dental, and Ayush services.

Other health services, such as laboratory facilities and screening for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis, malaria, dengue, and tuberculosis, were also made available to the general public during the mela.

The health mela’s primary focus was screening for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and diabetes.

Under Aapke Dwar 3.0, on-spot creation and registration of ABHA/CMHIS ID cards were also provided to the people to facilitate equitable access to high-quality healthcare services for eligible beneficiaries.

During the mela, free medicines and spectacles were also provided to the public, and a pledge was also taken by all on organ donation.

Beneficiaries received a total of 25 ABHA/CMHIS ID cards at the mela.

Furthermore, 365 beneficiaries in total sought medical care and health services, including NCD screening (73), dental (61), Ayush (50), ENT (60), eye (85), immunisation (5), ANC (3), minor surgery (7), lab test-malaria (24), widal (24), AFB (10), HIV (36), and UPT (2).

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By EMN Updated: Oct 02, 2023 11:00:24 pm
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