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Training for MOs, health workers held in Kiphire

By EMN Updated: Jun 22, 2019 10:39 pm
Medical Officers and health workers pose for a photograph during the two-day training in Kiphire.

Dimapur, June 22 (EMN): District Health Society, Kiphire, organised a two-day training on immunisation handbook for medical officers and one-day training on introduction of Rotavirus vaccine for medical officers and health workers from June 17-19 at District Hospital conference hall, Kiphire,

According to a press release from Chief Medical Office (CMO), the resource persons were District Immunisation Officer (UIP/RCH) Dr. Pewezo Khalo, Dr. Holiba Annar, MO of Sitimi PHC, and Dr. Keviyani, MO of HWC Seyochung. The monitoring team was assisted and monitored by Dr. Longri Kichu, UNICEF State consultant.

A press release further stated that the medical officers and health workers were trained on capacity building on routine immunisation, introduction of Rotavirus vaccine in the universal immunisation programme (UIP), cold chain and logistic management, safe injections and waste disposal, adverse event following immunisation, UIP and responsibilities of MOs, diarrheal prevention and management, national immunisation schedule for health workers etc.

Group discussions, role plays, and exercise on routine immunisation micro-planning were presented by the health workers.

At the inaugural programme, District Immunisation Officer (DIO) delivered the welcome address and also gave a presentation on introduction of Rotavirus in the district. He also reminded all the health workers to deliver quality performance in implementation of all such programmes in the district.

DIO also remarked that Rotavirus vaccine would soon reach Kiphire and added that it is safe and secure vaccine which would include in routine immunisation schedule.

He further stated that Rotavirus is an oral vaccine which would be given in five drops to all the children, first dose at six week, second dose at 10th week and last dose at 14th week of age.

Medical doctors from Health & Wellness Centres; Primary Health Centre, ANMs, GNMs, community health officers, district programme manager, block programme manager, block ASHA co-ordinators, vaccine cold chain manager and IEC personnel attended the programme.

By EMN Updated: Jun 22, 2019 10:39:53 pm