Coinciding with deputy commissioner Peren tour to Athibung block, a multi-specialty health mela sponsored by NRHM was held at Ikiesingram village, Peren on November 21.
The mela was inaugurated by chief guest, Khrienuo C. Metha, Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman District Health Society, Peren and attended by all the heads of various departments and administrative officers of Peren district, leaders and villagers from almost all the neighboring villages.
The programme was chaired by Dr. Tiala, deputy CMO, Peren.
In the inaugural speech, the chief guest expressed her gratitude to Dr. L. Kuotsu, CMO, Peren, and his team for traveling with her and her entourage not only to Tening where the 1st health mela was held, but also for taking the trouble of braving the rough terrain by setting up health mela to treat the sick, poor and needy people.
The chief guest lauded the commendable job of the doctors and the entire health workers and further encouraged them to unceasingly serve the people with love and care.
She further believed Peren district had hosted one of the best health melas and thanked all the medical personnel and her entourage, district heads numbering about 30 for accompanying her.
Dr. L. Kuotsu, CMO, in the welcome address expressed his gratitude to the chief guest and her entourage for being a part of the health mela and appraised in brief the purpose of setting up the health mela and the facilities available for the day.
Other events included special number by Ikiesingram Youth, short speech by general secretary Kebai Khelma Public Organisation and vote of thanks by Dr. B. Yanger M.S Dist. Hospital, Peren.
Multi specialty services were provided and medicines distributed free of cost.
About 400 patients from Ikiesingram and 6-7 neighboring villages were examined, where some patients underwent minor surgery and Cu-T insertions.
Other activities included blood test, sputum collection, ANC, Immunization, distribution of 6000 pieces of condoms, counseling and HIV test by ICTC & DAPCO team and IPC & distribution of leaflets and posters by IEC staff.