Sutemi hosts health camp; CMO units gift medical services
Dimapur, April 13 (EMN): The district health society of Zunheboto organised a health fair on April 12 in Sutemi village, which is in the district’s Akuluto block.
The health fair was organised with the aim to bring about greater understanding about prevention of various communicable and non-communicable diseases in the area. Besides, another goal was to make the public aware of the various health and family welfare programmes form the government that they can avail, the organisers stated in a press release that was issued to the media, and received here on Saturday.
According to the updates, about 222 patients were treated during the camp. Health services and medicines were provided for free too, the district’s chief medical officer’s (CMO) establishment stated.
People with various ailments, including common cough and cold and other diseases prevalent in the area were treated during the health fair, the updates stated.
According to the CMO’s office, the health services that were provided to the villagers during the camp included tests for urine, HIV; 47 blood grouping; and sputum investigations, among others. About 15 minor OT were done during the programme, the updates stated.
Further, 67 people with eye problems were also screened; 40 dental procedures carried out; and 15 refractive error cases, and six cataract cases were detected, the updates stated.
As part of the programame, the participants were also taught about household hygiene, and about other communicable diseases. One-to-one sessions also were conducted during the event on the subject of child health, maternal health, tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS, the updates stated.
In his address during the inaugural function of the health programme, CMO Dr. CW Tungoe was stated to have urged the public to avail medical facilities that have been brought to their doorsteps.
The village council chairman of Sutemi, Vikheshe Chishi was stated to have expressed appreciation and gratitude to the Health department for organising the health fair in the area.
‘The health fair was organised with an objective to motivate beneficiaries through innovative mass media and mid-media activities to make positive health behaviour changes, and to provide screening for early diagnosis and basic health care services, including referrals, specialised services and diagnostic services,’ the press release added.