KOHIMA: Department of health and family welfare observed ‘World Health Day’ under the theme “Combat drug resistance – No action today no cure tomorrow” on Thursday at the conference hall. Dr. Ngangshimeren, deputy director chaired the programme, welcome address delivered by Dr. Neiphi Kire, additional director. The resource persons were RF Lotha, additional drug controller and power point presentation by Dr. John Kemp, microbiologist on topics drug resistance in Nagaland and antimicrobial resistant and vote of thanks by Neingusa Yhokha, deputy director (IEC).
Zunheboto: The department of Health and Family Welfare, Zunheboto observed ‘World Health Day’ on April 7 based on the theme “Combat Drug Resistance; no action today, no cure tomorrow”.
A brief formal function was conducted at the CMO’s office chamber which was attended by the staff of CMO’s establishment, RNTCP, NVDCP, NLEP and NRHM.
The function was chaired by the deputy CMO, Dr. Hokishe Sema, who in his keynote address, highlighted the significance of the day and exhorted the participants about the rampant drug abuse taking place in the form of self prescription of drugs without proper medical guidance and the potentially dangerous fallouts this practice posed to health.
He further pointed out that non-completion of prescribed medication course equally poses serious health hazard and urged that such practices needs to be stopped.
Dr. Hokishe also stressed upon the fact that since the department was the nodal agency in delivering health care, it had a leading role to play in spreading awareness to curb these hazardous practices.
Others who spoke on the occasion were Dr. Kheokhu DTO and Avikali Jakhalu DPM.
DABA youth: Celebrating ‘World Health Day’, several youth conglomerated at DABA Church, Duncan on April 7 to observe ‘Cyclathon and Walkathon’ organized by DABA YM Duncan Fellowship. The ‘Cyclathon and Walkathon’ began at 5:30 am from S.M College, Duncan to City Tower, and ended at 6:30am at DABA Main Church. The meet was initiated to propagate health awareness on account of ‘World Health Day’ and also to set an example, to promote the two healthy habits of walking and cycling.
A programme was held thereafter at DABA Church with Wapangla Imchen as host Rev. Tzudir said the invocation and delivered words of encouragement to youth.
Dr. Lanu Jamir, the guest speaker spoke on ‘Healthy living’. Akokla presented a special song, while the closing prayer was led by associate youth director, Jongshi Manen. Around 70 youth from various fellowships of Dimapur participated in the meet.
3 Corps: A medical screening camp was organised at 165 Military Hospital on April 7 on the occasion of ‘World Health Day’ under the aegis of Headquarters 3 Corps for the benefit of all serving personnel, ex-servicemen and their families.
The camp included screening for various cancers like breast, cervical, oral cancers, glaucoma, other eye diseases, anemia, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other life-style diseases. In addition there were health educational activities comprising poster exhibition, screening of short health promotional movies and distribution of literature on health related issues.