Nagaland: SCAA conducts health camp at Sazolie College
Dimapur, Aug. 5 (EMN): Sazolie College Alumni Association (SCAA), in association with NHAK Tobacco Control Cell, TB, Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre (ICTC), State Public Health (Food Safety), and Indian Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI), organised a free health camp at Sazolie College on August 4.
An update from SCAA stated that the purpose of the health camp was to offer support and awareness among the students enrolled in the college for effective health ethics and to treat underlying illness.
During the programme, Dr. Arenla Walling, MO (Tobacco Control), has briefed on the need for lifestyle changes to live healthier lives as tobacco is the world leading agent of death. She also cited the resources available such as nicotine replacement therapy and counseling, to help in quitting the habit in case of addiction.
Ayang Imchen, ICTC counsellor (Mobile), spoke on HIV/AIDS and the need to take preventive measures. She also stressed on the need to overcome stigma and seek medical care, which is free of cost.
Dr. Chipenthung, TB district programme officer, has explained the cause of TB, its symptoms and how to avail free medical facilities, while Ekonthung Kikon, food technician of state public health (food safety), focused on consumption of safe and nutritious food for good health and how to identify its quality and authenticity and Rhokuotho Ngouri, senior treatment supervisor at IHCI, stressed on the need to seek proper medical assistance to control hypertension to avoid possible health risks.
To encourage students, faculty, and staff to be proactive about their health and make preventive tests a habit, the medical camp offered free consultation on food safety, tobacco control, NCD screening, HIV testing and counseling, and BP testing.
Dr. Vizovotuo and his team from primary health centre (PHC), Jotsoma, and Kevikono, community health officer from Science College health and wellness centre and her team, extended their services during the consultation.