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District level ASHA convention program for Kamjong held

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Kamjong, March 18:

A District-level ASHA Convention Program of Kamjong district was held today. Organised by the District Health Society, Kamjong, the event was held at the Amity Hall of Adimjati Complex, Chingmeirong, Imphal.
Deputy Commisioner of Kamjong, Shri Rangnamei Rang Peter attended the program as the chief guest, while CMO Kamjong Dr Lucy Duidang was the functional president.
A total of 110 participants including 80 ASHAs from remote corners of the district, ASHA facilitators, MOs in-charge of Kamjong, Phungyar and Kasom Khullen, DIO, all block program managing units (BPMUs) and district program managing units (DPMUs) of the district attended the program.
Giving his chief guest speech, Shri Rangnamei stressed on the important roles played by the ASHAs as frontline workers and said that they act as an important linkage between villagers and the health department. He further added that ASHAs will get more responsibilities along with appropriate logistics and resources in the coming days.
CMO Dr Lucy Duidang highlighted the various responsibilities, activities and achievements of ASHAs related to due-listing the eligible couples, registration of pregnant women, children for routine immunization, ISCF, Deworming, Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition programs. She also spoke about National Tubercolosis Elimination Program (NTEP) and Social Awareness and Actions to Neutralized Pneumonia Successfully (SAANS) Campaign and roles of ASHAs for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VDP) surveillance.
As a part of the program, 3 ASHAs were given Best ASHA Awards (one from each block) and 16 ASHAs were given consolation prizes. Also, all the participating ASHA facilitators received appreciation tokens.
The ASHAs presented special entertainment items such as fashion show, musical skits and group songs during the program.

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