Intensified Diarrhoea Control Forth night (IDCF) organized by the District Health Society (NHM), Thoubal was launched by Haobam Rosita IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Thoubal as the chief guest at NHM Conference Hall of CMO Complex Thoubal today.
The occasion was also graced by Dr.N. Jayantakumar CMO/District Mission Director, DHS Thoubal as the President, Arambam Anilkumar, ZEO, Zone-III Thoubal and N.Shyama Devi, DPO,ICDS Thoubal as the Guest of honours respectively.
In her keynote address, Ch.Basanta DPM, Thoubal said that the program was started since 2014 and continuing till date all over the country, aiming to reach every household of a village.
He said that the ultimate aim of intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight 2018 is zero child deaths due to childhood diarrhoea. The District Health Society, Thoubal is organizing the IDCF-2018 from 28th May to 9th June, 2018.
He also explained about the various activities to be performed during the lDCF to the participants like establishment of ORS Zinc Comer in all the health facilities. Hand washing demonstration in schools and outreach areas, lEC/IPC programmes by ANMs and ASHAs etc.
Dr. N Jayantakumar Singh, Chief Medical Officer, Thoubal explained about the role to be played by the teachers, Anganwadi Workers and ASHAs for successful implementation of the IDCF 2018 to be held from 28th May till 9th June. 2018. He also mentioned that in role of the CDPOs. Supervisors of the ICDS is very crucial. He also appealed to all the stack holders to work hard so that not a single child is death due to diarrhoea.
He said that all ASHA and Anganwadi workers should acquire enough knowledge before serving the children in their respective places. He said that even before coming of ORS during the olden days, some sugar and a pinch of salt was considered to be good medicine for diarrhoea. With the advancement of technology, the CMO said that death caused by diarrhoea could be prevented if one follows certain steps to avoid the disease.
Speaking as the Chief Guest, Haobam Rosita DC Thoubal expressed her happiness on hearing the lower rates of death caused by the disease. She also cited that the main cause of the death is because of a virus followed by dehydration. The DC also mentioned that most people suffer from the disease throughout the country because of unhygienic life style and the unawareness of the preventive measures.
Demonstration of proper hand washing and how to prepare ORS powder were showcased by ASHA workers in the later part of the program. DLOs from the Medical, Education Department and ICDS of the district with locals of the village attended the program.