Saturday, October 8, 2022

Induction training of CHOs underway in Kohima

A five-day induction of the 136 newly appointed community health officers (CHOs) of the 4th, 5th and 6th batch got underway on Monday, at the Capital Convention Hall, Kohima.
According to a DIPR report, mission director, National Health Mission (NHM) Nagaland, Dr. Thorhusie Katiry said CHOs were the caregivers of the community under their jurisdiction and in this regard, their first goal was to provide quality healthcare to the people.
He requested them to live in harmony with the village community wherever they were posted and to create an enabling environment in and around their Health & Wellness Centres (HWCs).
In her address, state program officer, NHM Nagaland, Dr. Mereninla Senlem said the CHOs had a great responsibility towards people in the villages in providing access to equitable, affordable and quality healthcare services that were accountable and responsive to people’s needs.
She mentioned that the CHOs in their HWC should not only provide reproductive child health and non-communicable disease services but also vertical programmes under the National Health Mission.
DIPR report informed that the training will culminate on September 16 and will comprise sessions on maternal health, child health, non-communicable diseases, TB, palliative care, blindness control program, oral health, mental health, adolescent health, etc.
The community health officers will be appointed on different Ayushman Bharat-Health & Wellness-Sub Centeres across the state. Including the recent 4th, 5th and 6th batches, there are 298 community health officers appointed for Health & Wellness Centres across the state.