Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Medical department Mon conducts workshops

Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department Mon conducted district-level workshops on “Routine Immunization (RI) strengthening”, and “Vaccine Preventable Disease (VDP) Surveillance and Measles and Rubella (MR) elimination” on May 24-25.
The workshop on RI strengthening was held at the Conference Hall of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Mon on May 24, wherein resource person, SMO WHO, said Dr. Sheila Longkumer said the district would succeed in enforcing the immunization campaign if all allied departments get involved.
She also said, that the technology “CoWIN”, which was the backbone for the COVID-19 vaccination programme, has brought light to the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) section to introduce an app very soon under the RI programme to manage and update the vaccine status of the district.
In a keynote, CMO Mon, Dr Vizokholu Theyo thanked the resource person for organizing the workshop, which was a need, as the district face many challenges. She requested the gathered to focus and learn in order to overcome the gaps and to lift up the RI programme in a better way.
During the technical sessions, resource person deliberated on learning from COVID-19 vaccination and integration with the RI strengthening; discussion on status of zero dozer and discussion on corrective measures; issues and step wise approach in developing RI microplan, and basics of AEFI surveillance strengthening surveillance at health facility level. Dr Vezokholu also took a session on review and discussion of RI performance and briefed on RI scenario of the district, challenges and possible interventions.
The workshop ended with a post-test and discussion by DPO (RCH&UIP), Dr Wungyong. The workshop was attended by the deputy CMO, Medical Officers, Community Health Officers (CHOs), ANMs, Block Programme Officers (BPMs), District Programme Officer (DPM), Asha Co-ordinators and District Community Mobilizer (DCM).
VDP & MR: The district-level workshop on VDP and MR elimination workshop was held on May 25 at the Conference Hall of District Hospital Mon (DHM).
Resource person, SMO WHO, Dr Sheila Longkumer spoke on the status of VPD surveillance in the state; Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance- overview and audio visuals; MR (fever and rash) surveillance- overview and audio visuals; road map to MR elimination, status of Kohima district; Diphtheria Pertussis Tetanus (DPT) surveillance- overview and audio visuals; sample collection, storage & transportation from reported cases and filling of Case Investigation Form (CIF).
The workshop ended up with discussion and conclusion remark by DPO (RCH&UIP), Dr Wungyong.

Participants after the district level workshop on VDP & MR at District Hospital Mon.

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