Tuesday, February 7, 2023

DH&FW Wokha organises training for health workers

A two-day training on clinical vignettes on tuberculosis, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and capacity building training on National Viral Hepatitis Control programme (NVHCP) for health workers was organised by Department of Health and Family Welfare (DH&FW) Wokha on November 29-30 at Likya Community Hall.
A press release by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Wokha office informed that the district programme manager, Mhonbeni Ezung said the training would enable the health workers to treat patients more effectively by providing proper diagnosis and treatment for tuberculosis, hypertension and viral hepatitis.
Resource person, district nodal officer, National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme Wokha, Dr. Akum Jamir during a training on
“Clinical vignettes on Tuberculosis” spoke on the basics of TB disease, case definitions and the usual flow of TB patient to District TB Centre. He also spoke on the treatment of drug sensitive TB, early detection and management, proper treatment, basic operational guidelines of NTEP and preventive measures.
In a session on hypertension disorder in pregnancy was taken medical officer Nyiro Primary Health Centre, by Dr. Thungjamo Jungio said the main objective was to improve guideline-based management for hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and identify risk and initiate risk management.
Resource person, medicine specialist, District Hospital Wokha, Dr. Chumdemo Kikon took session on screening and testing for viral hepatitis. He explained on the causes of hepatitis, the five main strains of the disease, high risk groups and the importance of testing for hepatitis for early diagnosis. He also highlighted on the key objectives of NVHCP, key interventions and the treatment available for the disease. The two-day training was attended by 50 medical officers, community health officers and nurses from various health centres in the district.

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