Nutrition for children distributed in Tuensang
Dimapur, Aug. 26 (EMN): Nutritional requirements for children were distributed in Tuensang following the appraisal of the district’s deputy commissioner, Mohammad Ali Shihab, with regard to nutritional requirements for HIV+ children as part of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART).
The government publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR), gave details on August 26 informing about the programme.
During his recent visit to Tuensang district, the minister for Higher and Technical Education and Tribal Affairs Temjen Imna Along Longkumer had handed over a sum of INR 70,000 to the Tuensang district administration to provide for nutritional requirements of 74 HIV+ children under ART at the district hospital of Tuensang, the IPR reported.
The nutritional components were procured and distributed at the ART centre at the hospital on the 24th of August in the presence of Tuensang district officials, police, medical officials and community leaders, the IPR stated.
Speaking during the occasion, a counsellor at the ART centre, Imjonglepa expressed gratitude to the district administration led by the deputy commissioner, and Subdivision Police Officer Dr. Pritpal Kaur, for taking keen interest in the plight of the 74 HIV+ children under ART and making immediate arrangements to provide for their nutritional requirements.
On behalf of the district administration, extra additional commissioner for headquarters Tshelhi-u , no surname given, was said to have told the gathering that the nutritional requirements for the children were made available due to the contribution of the minister during his recent visit during the Independence Day celebrations.
Also, the medical superintendent of the district hospital, Dr. Moa, no surname given, was stated to have hoped for concerted and cooperative efforts from all the stakeholders, the IPR added.