Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Consultative meeting on NVHCP at IMDH Mkg

A consultative meeting on National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme (NVHCP) was held on August 25 at IDSP conference hall, Dr Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH) Mokokchung.
In a press release, National Health Mission (NHM) Mokokchung informed that during the meeting, deputy director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Dr. Partha Rakshit gave a power point presentation on NVHCP, its background, and its objective.
Underscoring the importance of creating public awareness, Dr. Rakshit said the common people should be made aware of free testing and treatment facilities for Hepatitis patients.
He emphasised on enhancing community awareness on hepatitis, its preventive measures, and early diagnosis and management of viral hepatitis at all levels of health care facilities to reduce the risk and mortality rate.
Dr. Rakshit also informed that Hepatitis B Immune Globuline (HBIg) would be made available for new born babies of Hepatitis B positive mothers. He stated that trainings should be operationalised at laboratories and treatment centres to develop capacities of functionaries in Community Health Centres (CHCs), Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Health & Wellness Centres (HWCs) to implement diagnostic and treatment support.
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Mokokchung, Dr. Limatula Aier also laid emphasis on the vision to reach and to achieve the objectives of viral Hepatitis elimination by 2030.
The programme was attended by CMO, deputy CMO, medical superintendent, programme officers, DAPCU, nurses and IEC staffs.