Stop Diarrhoea Campaign launched in Tuensang, Wokha

Tuensang: Campaign will conclude on 31st August 2024

BY | Monday, 1 July, 2024

The Stop Diarrhoea Campaign on the slogan ‘Stop Diarrhoea Through Hygiene and ORS’ was launched in Tuensang and Wokha on 1st July 2024, DIPR has informed.

In Tuensang, the launching programme was held at District Hospital Conference Hall, Tuensang with ADC Thungchanbemo Tungoe was the Guest of Honour. Speaking at the programme, Tungoe urged the health workers especially the ASHA and Anganwadi Workers to work with dedication to create awareness campaign on the importance of hand washing and clean drinking water to the children especially in monsoon where different diseases occurred.

Tungoe stated that in the world of science and technology, elimination or reducing of Diarrhoea is easy if we are careful and aware of it. He also said that District Administration is always ready to assist the health workers anytime if needed and urged the workers to create awareness and also distribute ORS and Zinc Tablet to every Child especially in the rural areas in the district.

Earlier, keynote address was delivered by Dr. Imti Jungshi Aier DPO (RCH/UIP), Tuensang and vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Tochi, Sr. Specialist District Hospital, Tuensang. The programme was chaired by Mongko DPM NHM, Tuensang. The programme was attended by government official, NGOs, Doctors and Nurses, Anganwadi Workers and ASHA Workers from Tuensang.

The Wokha District level launching of Stop Diarrhoea Campaign was held at conference hall, Chief Medical Office, Wokha. The campaign started on 1st July 2024 and will conclude on 31st August 2024.

ADC, Wokha, K. Furhesie Nyuwi addressing the launching campaign as the special guest, appreciated the department for new strategy by upgrading from two week campaign to two month long campaign involving extensive IEC through different platform and collaborating across multiple sectors, including health, water and sanitation, education and rural development.

He emphasised on the importance of sensitizing health workers along with enhancing capacity building efforts to strengthen diarrhoea management efforts in the district. Nyuwi also urged the line department to actively involve in the campaign because it is a collective responsibility concerning saving the lives of kids attaining zero death due to childhood diarrhoea.

The ADC expressed hope that through this campaign, it will enhance to focus on prevent, protect and treat (PPT) strategy successfully, and appealed the nodal departments to meticulously monitor the campaign and ensure 100% coverage of under-5 child. He further appealed the parents to come forward and avail the service facilities during the two-month long campaign.

Dr. Zuben Kikon CMO, Wokha proposed the welcome note while, Dr. Thungchanbeni Patton delivered the key note address.

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