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Health kiosk launched in Kohima

Health kiosk launched in Kohima
Himato Zhimomi along with department officials and college faculty members on Thursday. (NP)
Correspondent Kohima, Jun 13 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/13/2019 12:10:18 PM IST

The department of Health and Family Welfare Nagaland on Thursday launched Health Kiosk and training of lecturers on peer education at Mount Olive College Kohima on trial basis.  

The activity has been taken up under innovation head of National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) programme.

Principal secretary, Health and Family Welfare, I. Himato Zhimomi in his address at the launching programme said that the innovative camp would be a converging point for many activities under National Health Mission (NHM) and that everyone can visit when needed. 

He urged upon the college authority and the department to replicate it to other institutions and across the state. He also urged the college authority to utilize the NUHM corpus fund of Rs. 3 lakh for health kiosk by conducting activities wisely for healthier and better society.                                              

Zhimomi also urged the young people to prevent AIDS by avoiding pre-marital affairs and extra-marital affairs after marriage. He encouraged the young people to abstain from immoral activities by seeking God and by having personal commitment. 

Also, pointing out that depression and anxiety were another issues and carrier of huge problem in the society, he appealed to the medical fraternity to tackle and handle the issues accordingly. 

Nodal officer NUHM, Dr. Puse Liegise in his keynote address said that health centre/kiosk and training on peer education at Mount Olive College Kohima (MOCK) was sponsored by NUHM programme division under innovation activity in convergence and collaboration with RKSK and NSCAS programme and MOCK. He said MOCK was selected as it was strategically located in Kohima town. 

He said the aim and objective was to facilitate peer education programme at MOCK by way of training lecturers/professors as trainers, who will then select and train the peer educators.

He said that NUHM was approved by the union cabinet on May 1, 2003 as a sub-mission under an overarching National Health Mission (NHM) and NUHM was launched in Nagaland on February 24, 2014. It has two sub-heads namely National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). He said NUHM was launched in Kohima , Dimapur, Mokokchung and Tuensang (urban/town area falls under NUHM).

On the sideline of the programme, Dr. Liegise informed that if the health kiosk and training peer education become success it would extend to other colleges in future.

The programme chaired by Lovitoli Zhimomi began with an invocation by associate pastor SBCK, Khekavi Yeptho, welcome address delivered by Tokheni Sema chairperson governing body MOCK, while vote of thanks was delivered by principal MOCK, Dr. N. Tiwary.   

                

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