Wednesday, September 27, 2023

DC Wokha launches ‘First 1000 Days’ campaign

The “First 1000 Days” campaign of National Health Mission (NHM) under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW), government of India was launched by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Wokha Ajit Kumar Ranjan on Thursday.
According to a DIPR report, speaking at the launching programme at the Conference Hall of Dr. Motsuo Memorial District Hospital as special guest, Ranjan said the campaign aims to take the message across to the communities and villages about the importance of the first 1000 days, which was a wonderful period of opportunity in shaping a child’s future.
In in order to make the campaign a success and achieve the goal, the DC asked the department of H&FW to come out and work in coordination with the civil societies organization in spreading the message at the grassroots level about the key objectives of the programme.
While dwelling on the importance of the “First 1000 Days”, DPO (RCH/UIP) Dr. Thungchanpeni Patton said the foundation for optimum, health growth, cognitive, and neurodevelopment of a child happens during the 1000 days. She also spoke on the critical interventions and the various government schemes available during the first 1000 days.
The resources persons for the programme were Dr. Benchumi (Obs & Gynae), Dr. Obed Sumi, Samuel DPM, NSRLM-RD, Echungbeni Tsanglao, and Dr. Thungchanpeni Patton.
They highlighted the gathering on the importance of Antenatal Care and Hospital Delivery, PMVVY schemes, and nutritional support during the first 1000 days, breastfeeding-the complete nutrient and early childhood development, importance of vaccination in children, SBCC through SHG institutions and convergence at Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition days.
The programme was chaired by DPO (NCD), Dr. Aseno Rhetso, welcome address was delivered by Dr. Zuben Kikon, while the vote of thanks was proposed by DPM, Mhonbeni Ezung.


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