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Health Mela organized in Longchem

Health Mela organized in Longchem
Health workers after the health mela organized in Longchem village in Mokokchung District, on April 17.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/20/2019 12:22:10 PM IST

A free Health Mela was conducted at Longchem PHC under Mokokchung district on April 17 in which people from nearby villages availed free medical services. The Health Mela was organised by the District Health Society (DHS), Mokokchung under the department of Health & Family Welfare Kohima, Nagaland.

A press release from District Program Management Unit (DPMU), NRHM Mokokchung stated that in a short inaugural program, the Adhoc Town chairman of Longchem welcomed the health team and thanked the department for conducting the camp for people living in hard to reach areas.

Altogether 227 patients were examined and given free medicines. 16 dental extractions and nine dental fillings (restoration) were done.  68 people went through eye screenings in which seven cases of cataract were detected and referred to the IMDH for further treatment. Two Laparoscopic sterilization and four Copper T insertions were also done during the camp. 

The IEC staff conducted FGD& IPC and distributed leaflets on different health programs. The DVBO Mokokchung and team also conducted a training session for ASHAs on malaria elimination strategies during the camp.

The team was led by deputy CMO, DVBO, gynaecologist, Dr. Ademla and her laparoscopic team, MOs from nearby health units, a dental surgeon, opthalmic assistant, IEC and NHM staffs, and were assisted by six ASHAs from nearby villages.

 

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