Nagaland: Departments recommend more awareness on HIV, TB and malaria
Dimapur, March 22 (EMN): Different departments including the District AIDS Prevention and Control Committee (DAPCC), HIV-TB and District Task Force on National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) have stressed the need for more awareness programme and activities related to HIV, TB and malaria.
The need to intensify awareness programmes and activities was recommended during a one-day inter-departmental meeting held in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner’s office on March 22, stated an update from the Dimapur CMO’s office.
It stated that HIV/AIDS scenario of Nagaland and Dimapur and activities conducted by DAPCU was presented by Mecievinuo, DPO DAPCU, while Dr. Benchilo Ngullie, district tuberculosis officer (NTEP) made a short presentation on National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme.
Lucy, president of DNP+, highlighted the various social protection schemes received by People Living with HIV in Dimapur district, while Dr. Kavito, district vector borne officer (NVBDCP), gave a brief report and update on National Malaria Elimination programme 2016-2030.
The house also felicitated the committee members for the successful completion of New India @75 awareness campaign on HIV, TB and blood donation on the theme “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” commemorating 75 years of India’s independence.