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Rüsoma village appreciates ‘Good Mother’

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By EMN Updated: Nov 19, 2018 12:17 am
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Mothers pose for a group photograph during the Good Mother programme held in Rüsoma village, on November 16.

Dimapur, Nov. 18 (EMN): Rüsoma village health sub-centre management committee (HSCMC) observed a day of appreciation for ‘Good Mother’ on November 16 in the vicinity of Rüsoma sub-centre.
Addressing the mothers, villagers and village leaders, Dr. Vizolie Soukhrie, state project director of Nagaland Health Project (NHP)- World Bank and Director (H), DoH&FW, stressed on the importance of a healthy mother and baby which would ultimately result in a healthy family and society. He also appreciated the efforts, involvement and support rendered towards the department of health and family welfare by the villagers especially in taking ownership of the health sector in the village.

He appealed strengthening their dedication towards betterment of the health of the villagers to achieve 100% full ANC, full immunisation and institutional delivery.
Dr. Vizolie also highlighted on some of the supports which would be given through NHP, DoH&FW, such as construction of labour room, solar lights, waste management, rain water harvesting system etc.

Chairing the programme, HSCMC chairman Kethoselie Zhale mentioned that whatever fund received from the department would be judiciously utilised. He also appealed the department for their continued support.

Ms Chubala Pongen, senior programme manager, community process (NHM), called upon the villagers especially the men folks to lend support towards the different programmes implemented by the department particularly on issues pertaining to mother and child.
The prize for Ante Natal Care (ANC) check- up was given to Neirienuo, while the prize for institutional delivery was given to Khrietseinuo and five prizes on full immunisation were given to Vitseilieü, Peteneinuo, Maream, Rüülhoubeiü and Keneingu-ü.

Over the years, Rüsoma villagers have been actively involved in the betterment of their health. Apart from other activities and individual donations towards the sub-centre, one key innovation was organising year-wise thematic programme in the village. The year 2018 was ‘Year of good mother/ safe motherhood,’ and 2019 would be ‘Year of elderly,’ which would cover elderly people of 75 years and above in the village. Earlier, they have also observed ‘Year of newborn care,’ ‘Year of children (0-5 yrs),’ ‘Eradicating malaria,’ ‘Year of sanitation,’ ‘Year of healthy lifestyle’ etc.
Along with the programme, district level World Diabetic Day was also observed where villagers were screened for blood pressure and sugar.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 19, 2018 12:17:33 am