World Population Day observed in Wokha

BY | Thursday, 11 July, 2024

The World Population Day was observed under the theme ‘Healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies for wellbeing of mother and child’ at CMO Conference hall, Wokha on July 11, informed a DIPR report.

Delivering the welcome address, Chief Medical Officer Wokha, Dr. Zubenthung Kikon informed that more family planning activities will be implemented in the days to come as part of World Population Day and stabilization fortnight in the district.

Addressing the participants, ADC Wokha, K. Furhesie Nyuwi, highlighted the involvement of local factors in implementing such health programme. He said the increasing population is a concern to everyone taking in to account the limited resources available in the state. He also stated that the theme of World Population Day is the best advocate and well balanced concept for the state.

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Theme speaker, DPO (RCH/UIP) Wokha, Dr. Thungchanpeni Patton, said as per the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the theme emphasized on women empowerment to achieve population growth. She informed on the types of family planning methods available in health centres and sought the support of civil societies, line department and communities to promote family planning.

A short video on family planning activities in the district was screened by the District IEC team during the programme. The programme was chaired by Mhonbeni Ezung, DPM and vote of thanks delivered by Oponthung Kinghen, Urban Consultant, NUHM. Medical Superintendent, District Hospital, programme officers, medical officers, CHOs, Urban ASHAs and medical staff participated in the programme.

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