The medical department of Kiphire district went on an exposure trip to Longmatra sub-center under communitization on June 4. The team included Dr. I. Sungit Jamir, chief medical officer accompanied by Dr. Khriesilie, dy. chief medical officer, Dr. Kibang, district immunization officer, Dr. Tali, District TB officer, Dr. Khruto, district malaria officer, P. Ritse, District Program Manager, NRHM, IEC personnel, nurses and VHC members took part in the trip.
A short program was held where all the officials from the medical department took the time sharing in their respective fields. Welcoming the participants Dr. I. Sungit Jamir, CMO, Kiphire requested them to work towards community development especially in the health sector and co-relation with other department which is very important.
Dr. Khriesi, Dy. CMO gave a brief talk on communitization on the goal, duties and functions of different health committees .He also stressed on how the village health committees could help in the prevention of diseases and promotion of health through education and participation of the community.
Dr. Khruto, district malaria officer, highlighted on the significance on the month of June observed as malaria month. A discussion was held with VHC members and nurses where participants shared their experience, problems they faced and also success stories.