Health workers urged to maintain health records, activities
Dimapur, January 22
Maintaining records of specific health activities by health workers was one of the several points of lessons taught to health workers by a recent seminar on the health management information system and mother and child tracking system, in Phek.
The District Health Society of Phek district conducted a training program for medical officers and health workers. The focus of the training was on health management information system and mother and child tracking system. The event was conducted in Meluri and Phek block on January 20 and 2, in that order. The resource persons were Dr. Ritu Thurr, deputy chief medical officer of Phek district, and Dr. Thienuhezo, district program officer (Reproductive Child Health & UIP).
Delivering a discourse on Reproductive Child Health, Dr. Ritu taught the participants on the ways to entering the Integrated Reproductive Child Health Register in health units. The registry was implemented recently to be used with affect from February 1 this year.
The health worker also encouraged the gathering to maintain different registers according to their field of engagement,. For instance, he said, registers for census of villagers and villages, attendance register for health workers, and registers stating inspections and so on. He emphasized on the importance of records and timely submission of monthly reports.
Also, resource person Dr. Thienuhezo offered orientation to the health workers about the mother and child protection card and on the importance of engaging immunization.
Also, the chief medical officer of Phek Dr. K Vikato Kinimi briefed the participants during the event. He emphasized on the importance of monthly reporting and maintaining coordination between health workers in the health centers.
The training on mother and child tracking system and health management information system for Pfutsero and Chozuba blocks will be conducted on January 22 and 23, in that order.