Health mela conducted in Rengmapani
Dimapur, March 26 (EMN): Office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Kohima, along with District Health Society, Department of Health & Family Welfare, NHM, conducted health mela at Rengmapani village on March 24.
Addressing the programme, CMO, Dr. Avino Metha urged the gathering to avail all the services and also part take in various group discussion for a healthy life style and to practice for better health seeking behaviour. She also mentioned that stakeholders should give logistic support as the village is located far away from the State capital. She, therefore, urged the villagers to avail all necessary facilities provided at the health mela.
Dr. Avino Metha also reminded on the responsibilities of each and everyone in bringing about health awareness to uplift the health of the society in general and for contribution of the individual in particular. She informed that the village was selected since there was no Sub-Centre. She also said the village was selected since there was numerable issue on health.
She said the target group were the children and pregnant mothers and expressed gratitude for huge turn-out of the target group. She encouraged the Village Health Committee (VHC) to take initiative on Village Health & Nutrition Day (VHND) and to channelised for visit of medical officer to the village once a while.
She said health camps are the platform for people to avail the service provided by the Department of Health & Family Welfare. She appreciated the participation of Chiephobozou CHC and Viswema CHC during the health mela by providing ambulance services.
She also spoke on the need for community participation for bringing about sustainable healthcare services through their participation and active contribution.
DIO, Dr. Avile Zao asked the villagers to avail all immunisation programme on time for a healthy life style.
Besides administering health check-up, health talk on NIDDCP and NLEP was delivered by ZLO, Dr. Aseno Rhetso. She informed the congregation about the correct ways of storing salt which is the most important basic needs in the village. She also stressed on the importance of having iodised salt to prevent goitre, deafness, blind or abnormality formation.
ZLO, Dr. Aseno Rhetso also spoke on leprosy, a curable disease, saying early diagnosis can cure leprosy and prevent disability.” She also mentioned about the Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) treatment, where medicines are distributed free of cost in any DLOs or Chief Medical Officer’s office in the districts and insisted them to go for institutional delivery.
Altogether, 307 of Rengmapani inhabitants availed the services. 28 patients were screened for eye check-up, while 26 dental procedures were also done. Immunisation of 4 children and ANC provided to 2 pregnant mothers with 2 IUCD insertions. 42 blood slides were collected and tested for malaria while 13 for HB and sugar testing.
The health mela was conducted by 8 doctors of various disciplines with staff from Chief Medical Office and DPMU, Kohima.