DIMAPUR: Department of health and family welfare organized a one-day health mela popularly known as “Parivar Kalyan Avam Swasthya Mela” at Niuland sub-division under Dimapur District on March 8.
MLA representing 4 Ghaspani 1 A/C, Y. Hewoto Awomi speaking as the chief guest opined that the camp would benefit the common people of the area and urged them to compliment the opportunity of the services rendered. He also appealed the people to come out openly without fear of being ostracized or discriminated and share their health problem with the doctors who are professionally qualified and are specialist in their concerned subjects.
Chief medical officer Dimapur, Dr. Sukhato Sema in his key note address said the health mela programme was conducted to provide quality services for all segments of population and to complement the linkages between preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health care as well as between the primary, secondary and tertiary health sectors.
The health care mela services involved National Programme for Control of tuberculosis, malaria, blindness, leprosy, cancer and HIV and AIDS, apart from services relating to maternal health, child health, immunization and family planning.
Another important focus of the mela was on “Save the Girl Child” campaign. Dr. Sukhato said the goal of the mela was to reduce infant mortality rate and maternal mortality ratio by 50% from existing levels in the next 7 years, universalize access to public health services such as women’s health, child health, water, sanitation, immunization and nutrition; prevention and control of communicable and non- communicable diseases, assuring population stabilization, gender and demographic balance and promotion of health lifestyles.