Training on communitization for doctors, nurses and health centre managing committee (HCMC) of Dimapur district was held on June 10 at District Hospital Dimapur.
Gracing the occasion as chief guest, Dr. Toshevi, additional director, DHFW, Nagaland reoriented the participants on the principles of communitization and emphasized the importance of community participation and their involvement in the health service activities in their respective areas.
She also encouraged the nurses to intensify their house-to-house visit especially in the rural areas and also advised them to maintain records, vital to assess their performance.
Resource person Dr. K. Solo, chief medical officer, Dimapur presented the communitization rules and its financial guidelines. He stressed on the vital role the HCMC has to play in maintaining and rendering quality health services to the community and also urged the HCMC to device ways and means to promote traditional or herbal system of medicine as well as give recognition to and utilize the services of its practitioners practicing or existing in their areas.
Dr. Ritu Thurr, deputy chief medical officer, Dimapur talked on the topic “roles & responsibilities of nurses under communitization”. He emphasized on the roles the nurses has to play to ensure safe motherhood and new born care. He also stressed on the responsibilities they have in mobilizing the community to utilize health services and ensure all children are immunized.
He also urged them to promote institution deliveries so as to assist the department in decreasing the infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR).
Earlier in the programme, Dr. Yartenla Jamir, ZLO, Dimapur delivered the welcome address and R. Krose, DPM, NRHM-Dimapur proposed the vote of thanks.