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Health camp & exhibition in Kohima

Health camp & exhibition in Kohima
Participants, resource persons and organizers of the anaemia and non-communicable diseases Health Camp & Exhibition held in Kohima on April 15.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/25/2019 11:46:24 AM IST

An anaemia and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) Health Camp & Exhibition was organized as part of the Diploma in Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) course curriculum by Family Welfare Assistants (FWAs), Lhaijanei Singson and Talinungsang, in collaboration with UPHC, Seikhazou on April 15 at Panchayat Hall, Upper Chandmari, Kohima.

A press release from FWA, Lhaijanei Singson stated that a health talk on anaemia and NCDs was presented by MO I/C UPHC Seikhozou, Dr. Aomeren Longkumer. He explained that anaemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells and their oxygen carrying capacity is insufficient to meet the body’s physiological needs. He also elaborated on other aspects of the disorder.

Longkumer also emphasized on NCDs, stating that they are lifestyle diseases and can be prevented by maintaining healthy diets, regular physical activity, reducing intake of salt and avoiding alcohol and tobacco.

Vice chairman of Upper Chandmari, Kakhu Kitho, thanked the entire medical team for their selfless services and contribution.

The program was chaired by FWA, Lhaijanei Singson, invocation was offered by chairman of Upper Chandmari, Ketholelie Keditsu.

During the health camp, free health care services and free medicines were made available and hand drawn posters and IEC posters depicting awareness messages about various health issues were displayed. Around 200 leaflets were distributed to the community. A total of 61 OPD cases were also registered.

 

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