IDANSB organises free dental camp across the state
Dimapur, Feb. 15 (EMN): Indian Dental association, Nagaland state branch (IDANSB) had organised a free dental camp in all the districts of Nagaland as part of the community dental health programme on February 12 and 13.
President of IDANSB, Dr. Kaketo Yepthomi informed that free dentures were delivered to 441 patients, a statement on Monday informed.
Free medicine, tooth brushes, and tooth paste were distributed to the patients. It said that in Kohima Kohima district, Honorary Secretary Dr. Vichovol led the camps in Viswema CHC and Tseminyu. 542 patients were screened while 106 dentures were delivered, 82 extractions and 54 restorations were done. Tseminyu district team was headed by Dr. Arenla walling 374 patients screened,35 dentures and 43 extractions.
Dimapur district was headed by president of IDA, Dr. Kaketo Yepthomi and CDH convenor, Dr. Naomi Zhimomi. It stated that camps were held in nine different locations i.e. Chumoukedima, 5th mile, Diphupar ,Thilixu, Aoyimti, Railway colony, Nisato colony, Rilan and Kevijau. 632 patients were screened, 203 dentures were delivered, 10 extraction and 30 restoration were done, it informed.
Wokha district was held at Yikhum village with total of 70 patients screened and 24 dentures done.
In Kiphire district, 17 patients screened and there were 13 extractions, while in Mon district, it was held at the Old Age Home with 15 patients screened and five dentures done.
21 patients were screened in Zunheboto district and 27 dentures delivered.
Mokokchung district had 32 patients while 17 dentures were delivered.
43 patients were screened in Peren district while 30 dentures and 12 extractions were done.
It stated that members of IDANSB contributed funds for the camp. Funds collected were used for procuring dental materials, equipment and consumable goods. Follow-up of patients treated during the camp would also be done in clinics without charging any fee, it said.