The three day first batch of ASHAs training from Zunheboto Block on 5th Module was conducted from July 27 at DC’s conference hall, Zunheboto.
The training started with inaugural function at CMO’s office with Deputy CMO Dr. Hokishe Sema as chairperson and chief medical officer Dr. Viheshe Yepthomi as chief guest. The chairperson called upon the ASHAs to actively participate in the training and gain or develop the necessary skills needed to help them carry out their duties effectively.
The CMO announced that in order to avoid impersonation the ASHAs will be issued with identity cards.
The chief guest in his address reminded the ASHAs to acknowledge the fact that they were representatives of their respective villages therefore they should shoulder responsibilities bestowed upon them sincerely and diligently.
According to media officer P. Renthungo Odyuo, the training which aimed at developing the leadership and communication skills of ASHAs was highly participatory and informal, drawing an overwhelming response from the trainees.
The training was divided into different sessions with each session concentrating on different aspects of personality development and communication skills. The trainees were divided into four groups so as to evoke a responsive and competitive spirit among the participants. All groups were made to present reports after every input session so as to gauge their level of comprehension and any doubts arising were promptly cleared by the resource persons.
An introductory session among the resource persons comprising of Johnny, State Facilitator NRHM, Matsung, DPM Wokha Dr. Avika Jimo MO, AYUSH and Avikali Jakhalu DPM Zunheboto and trainees was also conducted.
Role plays and dramas were also staged which drew enthusiastic participation from all the trainees. Demonstrations on blood slide and sputum collection were given by resource persons from NVBDCP and RNTCP respectively. The training ended with a valedictory function which was chaired by Avikali DPM, NRHM.