Sunday, November 27, 2022

SUMAN scheme launched in three districts

Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) scheme was launched in Dimapur, Wokha and Tuensang districts on October 21. The launching programme was organised by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) office of the respective districts.
SUMAN scheme is an initiative by the central government for zero preventable maternal and new born death and aims at achieving the target of reducing maternal and infant mortality in the country.
In Dimapur, the scheme was launched by SDO (C) Dimapur, Yanthungbemo at the Conference Hall of the CMO Dimapur. CMO Dimapur office also observed “Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day” on the same day. In a presentation, DPO RCH-UIP, Dr. Rebecca stated that SUMAN scheme was aimed at providing quality health care free of cost to every woman and newborn visiting a public health facility.
Presenting a talk on iodine deficiency disorders, deputy CMO Dr. Antoly Swu stated that Global IDD Prevention Day was observed to spread awareness on the importance of iodine in the diet. Short speeches were also delivered by Yanthungbemo Kikon and senior specialist, District Hospital Dimapur, Dr. Kutsutho.
Wokha:In Wokha district, SUMAN scheme was launched at Dr.Motsuo Memorial District Hospital Wokha by SDO (C) Wokha, Tsidi. In his speech, Tsidi asked the healthcare workers to ensure that the government schemes were implemented successfully.
CMO Wokha, Dr. Toshirenla expressed hope that with the launching of the scheme the beneficiaries in the district would be benefited. In a brief introduction on SUMAN, Obs & Gynae, District Hospital Wokha, Dr.Azo Louis Kharutso emphasised on the importance of providing dignified quality care to the mother and child.
In this regard, Dr. Azo called upon the stakeholders to create awareness on the services available for pregnant women at different health centres.
Tuensang: Launching programme of SUMAN scheme was held at the Conference Hall of District Hospital Tuensang.
In keynote address, DPO (UIP & RCH), Dr. Sentiyenla highlighted the aim of SUMAN scheme and stressed on the benefits under the scheme. She also asked NGOs to support the department for successful implementation of the scheme.

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