Sunday, August 14, 2022

Village Health Nutrition Day (VHND) can improve health services: DC Wokha

Deputy commissioner (DC) Wokha, Ajit Kumar Ranjan on Tuesday, said that the Village Health Nutrition Day (VHND) has scope to improve health services, community engagements, information, education and communication activities.
A press release from the office of the chief medical officer (CMO) Wokha informed that the DC was speaking at the District Health Society (DHS) meeting in the conference hall of Dr. Motsuo Memorial District Hospital (DMMDH) Wokha.

The DC, who is also chairman of the District Health Society was of the view that the convergence of vertical programmes during VHNDs would be effective in solving several issues faced by the Medical department. He informed that the meeting was convened to discuss the district health statistics, implementation of various programmes, schemes and projects under the Medical department, challenges and issues.
Further, Ranjan encouraged the healthcare workers, medical officers and staff of the district hospital to expand its health services in order to increase footfall in the hospital.
At the meeting, a PowerPoint presentation on district health status was given by district programme manager Mhonbeni Ezung where she highlighted the status of health units, immunisation and service delivery elements.
National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP), district nodal officer Dr. Akum Jamir briefed on the status of TB activities in the district.
He informed on the use of Nikshay Application and monitoring of TB patients in the district.
On the status of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna scheme, deputy CMO Dr. Zuben Kikon said health insurance card for more than 15,000 beneficiaries have been generated in the district and Beneficiary Identification System drive would be conducted at periphery level to increase the number.
Meanwhile, PowerPoint presentations were given by Nagaland Health Project (NHP), National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) and District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU). Issues, challenges and way forward were also discussed.
The meeting was chaired by medical superintendent DMMDH, Dr. Thungbemo Patton and a brief introductory session was held before the meeting.
The meeting was attended by extra assistant commissioner Wokha I. Yentinoungbuo, CMO Wokha Dr. Tumchobeni, programme officers and staff of vertical programmes, medical officers and staffs of District Programme Management Unit (DPMU).

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