RAMBAN: The District Health Society, Ramban organised a district level orientation on intensified Diarrhoea Control fortnight 2018 at district hospital here on Monday.
The programme was attended by medical officers of District Hospital Ramban, staff members, paramedical staff and ASHA workers besides a large number of civil society members.
MLA Ramban Neelam Kumar Langeh was the chief guest and formally inaugurated the programme in presence of Chief Medical Officer, Safi-ud-Din Khan, Dy CMO Dr Iqbal Bhat and Medical Superintendent DH Ramban, Dr DV Singh.
In the inaugural address, the MLA welcomed the role being played by the ASHAs for successful implementation of the IDCF 2018 to be held till 9th June.
MLA appealed all the stakeholders viz health, education department and ICDS to extend full cooperation for successful implementation of the programme in the district, and asked them to work hard so that not a single child fall prey to diarrhea.
Responding to demands of locals, the MLA sanctioned an ambulance for DH Ramban from his CDF and directed CMO for early completion of its formalities
The CMO delivered keynote address about the orientation programme. He said that childhood diarrhea is among the major killer of 0-5-year-old children in India and most of the victims are children from poor socio-economic families.
He said the ultimate aim of intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight 2018 is to achieve zero child deaths due to childhood diarrhea. The District Health Society, Ramban is organising the IDCF-2018 from 28 May to 9 June, 2018. He also explained to the participants about various activities to be performed during the lDCF like establishment of ORS Zinc Comer in all the health facilities.
The Dy CMO, as the resource person, thoroughly explained about the cause of diarrhea among the children. He also explained about the precautionary measures and interventions and Preparation of ORS at home and its uses.
The activities during the programme included hand washing demonstration in schools and outreach areas, lEC, IPC programmes by ANMs and ASHAs etc.