District health society meeting held

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/14/2019 12:41:26 PM IST

Chief medical officer (CMO) of Mon, Dr. Kechongol Sophie said the district was doing a commendable job in programmes that were taken up in campaign mode, but there was still need for improvement in the delivery of routine health services. 

A press release from NHM Mon district programme manager, Moie Bonnie Konyak stated that, CMO said this while addressing the health workers of Mon during the district health society meeting on August 13 at DRDA hall, Mon.
CMO cited examples of the MR (Measles Rubella) campaign where the district of Mon had attained 100% vaccination and the recently concluded population stabilization programme where the district had exceeded the GOI set targets for the district (99 sterilizations against target of 85; and 380 IUCD insertions against target of 203). 
CMO also encouraged the health workers to put their best efforts into the acceptance of the recently launched rota virus vaccination (RVC) which would decrease diarrhoea cases in infants and improve the overall health of children in the district.
District TB officer, Dr. Tinenlo James also spoke on the high prevalence of TB in the Mon which was the highest in the state after Dimapur and Kohima. He informed that from January 2019 till date there were 342 TB notified cases in the district and 307 was put on treatment while 17 MDR TB cases had been identified in Mon and treatment for MDR TB had started since July 2019 in the district.
District Vector Borne Officer (DVBO) Mon, Dr. Limatula Aier also spoke on the importance of testing every fever case since sufficient test kits were available and also supplied to all health units. She also requested all the health workers to be alert under the present circumstances of JE cases in neighbouring states and district and requested that blood slides of suspected cases be sent to the district.
District programme officer (DPO) of RCH and UIP, Dr. Shashinle Tep also reminded all the medical staff to work sincerely on the microplan for immunization which would help in improving the over-all Immunization status of the district. 
District programme manager (DPM) of NHM, Bonnie Konyak reviewed the block-wise performance of the district and spoke on the ‘Roles and Responsibilities’ of the health workers while the BPMs gave refresher training on the various reporting formats.

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