World Aids Day in Dimapur, Wokha

Dy CMO Wokha Dr Zuben Kikon with the participants of the World Aids Day programme held at CMO Conference Hall, Wokha on December 1.

Dy CMO Wokha Dr Zuben Kikon with the participants of the World Aids Day programme held at CMO Conference Hall, Wokha on December 1.

Dimapur/Wokha, December 2 (MExN): Along with the rest of the world, World Aids Day was observed in Dimapur and Wokha on December 1, under the theme ‘Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility.’

In Dimapur, the District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU) Dimapur collaborated with the District Level Network, Vihaan CSC and Partner TI NGOs of Dimapur and organized a programme at the Chapel Hall, District Hospital Dimapur, according to a press release from DA-M&E, DAPCU, Yanger Aier.

The main speaker for the programme was Dr Hotoka Hesso, Senior Medical Officer, ART Plus Centre Dimapur, who highlighted on HIV prevention and how COVID affects the individual’s immune system. He stated that everyone should be aware of HIV and COVID and not to take either for granted. He also stressed on the importance of taking proper medication, foods and vitamins to boost the immune system of an individual.

Results of the district level NSACS online quiz competition and winners in various categories was also declared by DPO, DAPCU. Dr Hesso gave away the one-time educational assistance of Rs 12,000 each to three Children Living with HIV (CLHIVs) in the district, which was provided by NSACS.

The programme was chaired by Vimezuno, Program Coordinator of Vihaan CSC while Rev Yhunlo Thong, Chaplain, District Hospital Dimapur invoked the blessings of God for the programme. Rokomeno, Mentor, I-Tech shared on the significance of World AIDS Day and how it is observed globally while Mary Jimo, gave a short speech on behalf of the PLHIV Community.

Wokha: In Wokha, the programme was organized by DAPCU, DLN, AHANA, ITEC, NUN TI and sponsored by NSACS.
Delivering the keynote address, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Zuben Kikon lauded the efforts of the health workers, community representatives and other sectors for their active involvement and providing services to persons living with HIV/AIDS even during the COVID-19 pandemic. He urged the members to create more awareness on HIV/AIDS stigma.

Apeni Lotha, DLN President stated that people living with HIV/AIDS should declare their status so that they can avail proper treatment. Moasunep Imchen DIS presented the HIV/AIDS scenario of Wokha district while Lichumo Odyuo, DPO DAPCU, declared the RRC online quiz competition result.

According to a press release from DAPCU, Mhademo, Lothunglo, Lolano and Soyingbeni from Bailey Baptist College bagged first, second, third and consolation prizes respectively.

The programme was chaired by Loyivani, PM NUN TI.