Health dept. initiates social health camps in Kohima
Dimapur, March 15 (EMN): The Health and Family Welfare department, Kohima division, has initiated social health camps beginning from March 15 at Keziekie panchayat hall; Ura Academy, Mission Compound; New Market panchayat hall; and Lower Chandmari waiting shed and taxi junction, which would continue every Tuesday and Thursday in urban colonies under the district.
This was disclosed by the chief medical officer (CMO) of Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu Theyo, during the monthly meeting of Kohima district planning and development board (DPDB) held at its conference hall on March 15 under the chairmanship of the deputy commissioner of Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie.
Dr. Theyo informed that the decision to organise social health camp was taken during a meeting with the members of All Kohima Municipal Wards Panchayat (AKMWP) on January 15 in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner’s office. She informed that the health camps are being conducted to protect the co-morbid group of people from Covid death as most of the deaths during the pandemic were of co-morbid cases, who were unaware of their health status, a DIPR report stated.
To assess the co-morbid groups in the areas, the CMO informed that a format was brought out for mapping of the co-morbid disease prevalence in the community, where 10 out of the 19 wards have submitted. She stated the health camp was a new initiative for Kohima district to protect the identified co-morbid group, who would be given free medication and health strengthening through the National Urban Health Mission.
She stated that target approach would be to those with unknown status of hypertension and diabetes, while to those with known status are encouraged to adhere to the treatment. She added that targeted groups were 30 years and above pregnant women and those less than 30 years but have a family history.
In this connection, she requested the members to pass on the message in their respective areas to protect co-morbid clients to avoid Covid morbidity and mortality in the district.
Also speaking in the meeting, the deputy commissioner thanked the Medical department and CMO and her team for taking the initiative at the district level and encouraged the people to make use of the facilities at their doorsteps. He also pointed out the importance of health status, precautionary measures, and Covid protocols.
Basing on the verification report given by the screening committee for registration of sociaties, the house recommended the two societies namely Entrepreneurship & Livelihood at Old NST and North East Leaders Connect at Khroliezou Colony, L Khel, to the government for further necessary action.