Empowering health workers for better family planning

Empowering health workers for better family planning
Participants during the World Population Day observed at CMO’s Conference Hall, Dimapur on July 11.

 

Dimapur, July 11 (MExN): World Population Day was observed at CMO’s Conference Hall, Dimapur on July 11. During the function, Dr Rebecca, DPO RCH-UIP oriented the members on the activities o be carried out in all the blocks during the Population Stabilization Fortnight commencing from July 11 to 24.

 

She urged the health workers to encourage eligible couples on birth spacing and to motivate the men folks to participate in the family planning methods. She also informed the members to sensitize the beneficiaries about the incentives for beneficiaries opting for the various family planning methods.

 

Dr Z. Kheshito Zhimo, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Dimapur urged the members to educate the public on the different choices of family planning methods, to patiently answer their queries to eliminate their doubts and fears they may have on opting for temporary or permanent methods of family planning.

 

He also requested them to act as a referral point to people in the far-flung areas. He further stressed the need to fully convince the beneficiaries before referring them to hospitals in town areas for sterilization so as to not waste their time and money travelling to Dimapur, only to change their mind at the last minute.

 

Dr Antoly Suu, Dy CMO Dimapur as chairperson also requested the health workers to spread the message of Family Planning, to identify and provide Counselling to eligible couples and to refer beneficiaries to the nearest health units to avail free family planning method.