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Health mela held across state

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By EM Bureau Updated: Apr 25, 2022 8:54 pm
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Citizens availing services at Jakhama on Monday during a health mela.

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Kohima/Dimapur, April 25 (EMN): A health mela in commemoration of the 75 years of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, was held at Jakhama Primary Health Centre (PHC) on Monday, organised by District Health Society Kohima.

Advisor for Technical Education and Election, Medo Yhokha speaking at the function hailed the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Kohima, Dr Vezokholu Theyo for their relentless effort in fighting the pandemic and being in the service of people.

Yhokha also urged the people to make use of the health services and keep a healthy society, stating that health is one of the greatest assets in the world as it is an integral part of life.

Pointing out that the world is changing fast at all fronts, he stated that health and wellness, keeping a balance of environment and biodiversity are essential and advised the people to make efforts for the same.

Further, he also acknowledged all line departments and officials for their contribution towards conducting the health mela.

Meanwhile, DC Kohima Gregory Thejawelie, informed that the health mela first started with Jakhama and has plans to take it to other blocks to let the citizens benefit from the facilities be it free health check up, consultation and others.

He also stressed on the need to keep a healthy life and called for efforts to make every individual’s responsibility.

Mission director of National Health Mission (NHM), Dr. Thorusie Katiry, speaking at the programme, highlighted the key services of the health mela that includes reproductive child health, family planning, IEC- family welfare, reproductive transmitted illnesses, sexually transmitted, illnesses, AIDS screening and treatment; NCD related on Yoga, meditation and lifestyle counseling, tobacco and alcohol cessation, cancer prevention awareness; communicable diseases related on personal/environmental hygiene, leprosy control, TB control, malaria, skin care; eye care on  refractive error, cataract screening; digital health ID creation- ABDM, Ayushman Bharat card issuance, general health check up teleconsultation with specialists, Indian system of medicine- Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Homeopathy; Awareness on exhibition of all services, field publicity- using local folk, art and play, ENT screening and dental consultation.

A speech was also delivered by Zhopo Richa, Chairman, VHC, while another official from Food Safety on Wheel (FSW) sensitised about the facilities available and told the people to be conscious about food that they eat to live a healthy life.

Earlier in the introductory remark, CMO Dr. Vezokholu Theyo informed that the health mela is a directive from the central government to provide information on health and wellness, provide health care services free of cost and create awareness about the  various health schemes available for the people with convergence of various line department with the department of State Health Authority, department of Food safety (FSSAI), department of Youth Affairs and Sports, department of AYUSH, department of School Education, department of Information and Broadcasting, department of Women and Child Development, department of Panchayat Raj Institution, Urban Development Directorate and Directorate of Culture.

On the occasion various checkups  and healthcare services– on BP/weight counter; ENT; gynecology; pediatric; dental; TB; malaria; HIV/AIDS; ophthalmology; Covid vaccination, immunisation; leprosy; NIDDCP; tobacco; AYUSH; NCD; General OPD; and others were set up and made available for the people.

438 persons avail services in Mokokchung,

Meanwhile, a block level health mela was held at Sabangya PHC, Mokokchung on Monday.

DC Mokokchung Shashank Pratap Singh stated that all health services and awareness in relation to health  and other programmes will be delivered to the public through this mela. He said that every person should consider a health check up once a year and also advocated the importance of Govt. schemes like AB-PMJAY, which provides free assistance to the needy in selected health services, in both private and government hospitals, throughout the country.

Dr. R Chubala Aier, Chief Medical Officer, Mokokchung stated that the government of India introduced the health mela with the target of improving the health status of the population. She urged the community for support stating that collective ownership of health facilities would benefit the public.

Altogether 438 persons availed the services.

The district health society, Tuensang organised a block Health Mela in Yakor village in Shamator district and Konya village in Tuensang district on April 23 and 24.

At Konya village, 135 patients were treated while 87 patients availed the medical services at Yakor village

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By EM Bureau Updated: Apr 25, 2022 8:54:24 pm
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