Health Melas conducted across Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/24/2019 11:28:12 AM IST

The National Health Mission has conducted a series of ‘Health Melas’ in various districts to bring health services to the door steps of citizens. Following are reports of melas conducted in Sanis, Dhansiripar and Teichüma.

Sanis: The District Health Society, NHM Health & Family Welfare Wokha organized a one day Health Mela at Lotsu village, Sanis block catering to eight surrounding villages, in Wokha on April 23.
A team of Doctors led by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Robin and deputy CMO Dr. Zuben Kikon together with a number of medical personnel gave medical aid to the villagers. 
A total of 351 OPD cases were registered, three CU-T insertions were done, 16 ANC check-ups, 20 dental extractions 141 blood test on Malaria, 16 sputum test, and 21 patients underwent ear screening. The Mobile ICTC Team conducted 141 Blood tests. Routine Immunization and screening of blood sugar test, hypertension were also carried out.
IEC team conducted FGD/IPC sessions on the importance of Maternal Child health, Referral Transport facilities, Family Planning services (Injectable, and Post Partum IUCD), Immunization, breastfeeding, JSY, JSSK, leprosy, and Iodine. Nutritional packs were given to pregnant and lactating mothers. Posters, handouts, leaflets on different health topics in the local dialect were distributed to the villagers. Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Scheme BIS drive was also conducted at the Health Mela.
Dhansiripar: A Health Mela was conducted by the department of Health & Family Welfare (DoHFW) Dimapur under the aegis of the National Health Mission (NHM) which concluded at Amaluma village, Dhansiripar block, Dimapur district on April 23. 
A press release from CMO office, Dimapur stated that the health mela was inaugurated by CMO, Dr. K. Vikato Kinimi. Delivering a brief speech, the CMO urged the public to avail of the medical facilities being brought to their door steps.
During the health mela, doctors from various health programs examined the patients. Blood testing for malaria and HIV & AIDS were conducted, sputum samples collected, and blood sugar testing was also done.
A total of 213 patients availed services provided by the health mela. Ten children were immunized, 70 patients were screened for NCD, 32 tested for HIV, and 36 patients underwent eye-screening. An outreach BIS drive was also carried out during the health mela. IEC materials, free medicine and nutrition packs were also distributed to pregnant mothers. 
Earlier, head GB of Amaluma village offered the opening prayer and Dr. H. Mlato, MO Dhansiripar, chaired the function.
Teichüma: Under the aegis of the National Health Mission (NHM), office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Kohima, along with District Health Society (DHS), department of Health & Family Welfare, conducted a Health Mela at Teichüma village on April 22. 
A press release from the CMO office, District Media Officer, Kungcham Dailiam, stated that CMO, Dr. Laso Lazar, reminded the gathering about the responsibilities everyone has in spreading health awareness to uplift the health of society. He spoke about the target groups -- especially children and pregnant mothers -- who are given priority. Dr. Laso laid stress on the community level where, he said, VHCs should take Village Health & Nutrition Day (VHND) initiatives and Medical officers should visit villages once in a while. 
DVBO, Dr. Aseno Rhetso, delivered a health talk on NVBDCP, sharing on the significant dangers malaria poses and in relation, she also spoke about the Long Lasting Insecticide Bed Net (LLIBN). 
A total of 200 OPD cases were registered and 45 blood smears were examined. Inter-Personal communication sessions on various RCH programs through focus discussion and one to one communication was initiated by MO-RBSK, Dr. Medozhatou Kerestü, consultant, Subonglemla Jamir and DCM, Rokoseno Thapo. 
The medical team was headed by CMO, DPO (RCH-UIP), DVBO, Chiephobozou unit, Botsa unit, DPMU, MMU & SHP unit. 

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