Wednesday, June 7, 2023

‘First 1000 days’ campaign launched in Tuensang

The launching programme of the “First 1000 Days” campaign under Health Mission was held at the Conference Hall of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Tuensang, Friday.
According to a DIPR report, speaking at the programme, Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC), Zerotso Kesiezie thanked the Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department for organising such events which would benefit the people. He stated that it was a significant issue that should be addressed immediately for the well-being of pregnant women and children of two years of age.
Kesiezie said successful implementation of the programme requires all-round support from the medical and allied departments, churches, civil societies, and NGOs. During the programme, an introduction to the First 1000 Days, the importance of antenatal care and hospital delivery, and the convergence of village health sanitation and nutrition day, was delivered by DPO RCH Tuensang, Dr. Imtijungshi Aier.
District Hospital Tuensang, OBG, Dr. Nusangtemjen spoke on the care of pregnant mothers, the importance of vaccination among children, and breastfeeding and early childhood development. Co-ordinator of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) Social Welfare Department, Tonen Chang, gave a detailed presentation on the PMVVY schemes and nutritional support during the first 1000 Days, while Beti Chang from Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM), Rural Development gave a presentation on SBCC through SHG institutions. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by CMO Tuensang, Dr. Keveduyi Theyo.


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