Health society brings med camp to festival
Dimapur, Nov. 18 (EMN): The district health society of Zunheboto organised a free health camp at the Ahuna-Mini Hornbill Festival during November 12-14. Updates from the establishment of the chief medical officer of Zunheboto informed on Sunday that health services and medicines were provided for free to all the patients, numbering around 364.
Various ailments were treated and minor OT was done during the event. Urine tests, HIV testing, blood grouping, and sputum AFB investigation was carried out too, the updates stated. Further, 30 eye cases were screened and 91 lab investigation was carried out, they said. Pamphlets and leaflets were also distributed too.
Another medical event that was conducted in Zunheboto was World Diabetes Day. The district observed ‘World Diabetes Day’ with the theme ‘The Family and Diabetes – diabetes concerns every family,’ on Nov. 14 at the government primary school in old town, Zunheboto.
According to a press release, Dr. C W Tungoe, the chief medical officer of Zunheboto during his keynote address encouraged the participants to adopt healthy lifestyles, proper diet, regular exercises, and encourage the participants to go for regular blood sugar checkups. He stated that the main objective of observing the world diabetes day was to create awareness among the community about the causes and effects of diabetes and to inform the public about the availability of facilities in health units.
Tungoe stated that diabetes complications damage the vital organs of human body and ultimately diabetic patients succumb to multiple organ failure. He mentioned that about 80% of developing diabetes can be prevented by regular exercise, control of food habits, avoiding stress, and healthy living.
The updates mentioned that a screening camp was conducted during which 91 persons were screened for blood sugar.