Health workers with officials of Mon during the District Health Society Meeting held on August 13. (Photo Courtesy: NHM Mon)
CMO Mon calls to improve delivery of routine health services
Mon, August 14 (MExN): Chief Medical Officer of Mon, Dr. Kechongol Sophie said the district was doing a commendable job in programmes that were taken up in campaign mode; however there was a lot that needed to be improved in the delivery of routine health services.
Speaking to the health workers of Mon during the District Health Society Meeting held on August 13 at DRDA Hall, Mon the CMO cited examples of the MR (Measles Rubella) Campaign where the district of Mon had attained 100% vaccination and the recently concluded Population Stabilization Program where the district had exceeded the GOI set targets for the district (99 sterilizations against target of 85; and 380 IUCD insertions against target of 203).
In this connection cash prize of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 1500 was presented to the Block ASHA Coordinators of Wakching and Phomching Blocks respectively.
The Chief Medical Officer also encouraged the health workers to put their best efforts into the acceptance of the recently launched Rota Virus Vaccination which would decrease diarrhoea cases in infants and improve the overall health of children in the district.
District TB officer, Dr. Tinenlo James also spoke on the high prevalence of TB in the Mon which was the highest in the state after Dimapur and Kohima. He informed that from January 2019 till date there were 342 TB notified cases in the district and 307 was put on treatment while 17 MDR TB cases had been identified in Mon and treatment for MDR TB had started since July 2019 in the district.
He also informed that one case of paragonimiasis which had been mistaken for TB had also detected and encouraged the Medical officers to refer cases to the DTC for further investigation and also highlighted all the incentives under RNTCP.
Meanwhile the DVBO (District Vector Borne Officer) Mon, Dr. Limatula Aier also spoke on the importance of testing every fever case since sufficient test kits were available and also supplied to all health units. She also requested all the health workers to be alert under the present circumstances of JE cases in neighbouring states and district and requested that blood slides of suspected cases be sent to the district.
The District Programme Officer of RCH and UIP, Dr. Shashinle Tep also reminded all the Medical staff to work sincerely on the microplan for immunization which would help in improving the over-all Immunization status of the district.
The District Programme Manager of NHM, Bonnie Konyak reviewed the block-wise performance of the district and spoke on the ‘Roles and Responsibilities’ of the Health Workers while the BPMs gave refresher training on the various reporting formats.
District Health Society meeting is a quarterly meeting of all health workers, stated a press release issued by the District Programme Manager of NHM.