The 11th ‘World Sight Day’ was observed at Phek on October 14, at CMO’s conference hall along with the rest of India, with MS Phek, P. Tia Jamir as the chief guest.
On the occasion, the MS encouraged the audience comprising of ASHAs from Phek block, government and private school teachers and students from all the schools of Phek block and ophthalmic assistants, to take proper care of the eye.
He also asked ASHAs present to be mindful of their duties keeping in tune with the meaning of ASHA i.e. ‘Hope’ which all villagers and the people of the region have on them.
Besides, he also urged them to keep records of people affected with various eye problems leading to blindness so that prompt actions could be taken to prevent them from becoming blind.
District Nodal Officer (NPCB) Phek, Dr Imnapokim (Eye Specialist), presented a power point presentation on various problems of blindness and the present statistics of Nagaland and India.
Various pamphlets and tracks were also distributed. Earlier, the programme was conducted by Dr. Neisakho, district programme officer (NVBDCP) and vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Weteshalo (Pediatrician).
Later, in the evening after the programme ASHA training was conducted by Dr Imnapokim.
In continuance with the observance of the 11th “World Sight Day,” various programme will be conducted at different blocks of Phek district till October 30.