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Satellite OST centre launched in Aboi

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By EMN Updated: Mar 10, 2019 11:14 pm

Dimapur, March 10 (EMN): To enable beneficiaries have access to services at their door-step, a launching programme of satellite opioid substitution therapy (OST) cum induction camp was held at CHC, Aboi, in Mon district on March 6 and 7.
Ketichu Kent, NSACS assistant director (OST), delivered a short introduction on satellite OST programme, wherein he also acknowledged the principal director of health and family welfare and the NSACS project director for their valued support in the process of opening the centre.

He also thanked Project Sunrise for sponsoring the launching programme cum induction camp. Pointing out that the main purpose of opening satellite OST centre was to enable beneficiaries have access to service at their door step, he called upon everyone to extend continual support towards implementation of OST programme.

Dr. Temsuyanger, ZLO Mokokchung and OST master trainer, while sharing on benefits of OST, mentioned that it has been recognised as legal drugs and most essential programme. He urged the beneficiaries and the society as a whole to understand the health benefit of OST.

Dr. Manom, medical officer, CHC Aboi, delivered the welcome address. Others who spoke in the programme included Zachamo Ovung, project officer, TI, NETSU; Ponge, chairman of hospital medical department; Shongmeth, president KNSK (Aboi Unit); Shah-ang, vice chairman of Adhoc town committee, Aboi. Special song was presented by Pangpet, peer educator, TI.

The staff of nodal OST centre, District Hospital Mon, inducted 72 new clients during launching cum induction camp of OST satellite centre at Aboi.

The programme was chaired by Wanmei K, programme manager, TI (NNP+), while Pangom K, accountant cum M&E, TI (NNP+), thanked the resource persons, CHC staff and management committee, government officials, civil societies, churches, students and well wishers for their participation in making the programme a grant success.

Earlier, pastor Mongnyei pronounced an invocation and concluded with benediction by Yanching K, pastor of Nagamese Baptist Fellowship, Aboi.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 10, 2019 11:14:14 pm
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