MR case-based surveillance transitioning workshop held at Longleng
Dimapur, Dec. 17 (EMN): A two-day training on Measles-Rubella case-based surveillance transitioning was held at Chief Medical Officer Conference Hall at CMO Office Longleng last week.
Dr Ushman from World Health Organisation (WHO) spoke on Measles-Rubella (MR) congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) disease, epidemiology, and ongoing MR outbreak surveillance and transitioning to MR case-based surveillance, according to a statement issued by Dr Thungbemo Patton, deputy Chief Medical Officer Longleng. He also stressed on sensitisation, outbreak investigation process, acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and MR (VPD) surveillance system, status and ways to strengthen the system in the district, timeline, and rollout plan of MR case-based surveillance.
The workshop, which was held on Dec. 13 and 14, also included hands-on exercises on all reporting formats and group work and case studies.
Dr Imnameren Phom spoke on role on MR laboratory and demonstration of the kits. He also urged the participants to apply the knowledge they had gained during the programme at their respective health units, saying that ‘there should be changes in their performances after the workshop.’
The workshop was attended by doctors from District Hospital, nurses and MOs from the Primary Health Centres, Block Programme Managers from the three blocks, Dr Lirenthung Khuvung MO SHP (RBSK), Dr Molong Jamir Epidemiologist ISDP, DCM, DEOs, VCCM, staff from CMO Office and District Media Officer.