Parliamentary Secy launches ‘Vasectomy Fortnight’ campaign

ITANAGAR, Nov 21: Launching the vasectomy fortnight campaign, Parliamentary Secretary for Health & Family Welfare, Phurpa Tsering called upon male members to adopt vasectomy and bear the burden with women to improve the reproductive health of couples and betterment of women’s health.
Tsering also flagged off a rally from Tennis Court in Indira Gandhi Park to Rama Krishna Mission Hospital, which saw the participation of students from the Arunachal Nursing School and Arunodaya School.
A skit on importance of vasectomy was performed and an essay writing competition was also held for students of Hornbill School Itanagar on the previous day.
Speaking on the occasion, Director of Family Welfare, Dr K Lego said vasectomy is a non-invasive minor surgical procedure and is the most safest and effective birth control.
Stating that acceptance level of male sterilization is very poor due to lack of awareness, Dr Lego stressed the need for concerted effort and awareness to increase male participation to control family size and stabilize the population growth.
Reiterating that a small family is a happy family, he said that as a responsible husband and father, men should adhere to the theme of vasectomy, which is, ‘Zimmedar purush ki yahi hai pechan parivar niyojan jo de yogdaan.’
Explaining about vasectomy, Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Senior Gynaecologist, Bombey Tayeng informed that vasectomy can be done in 15 to 30 minutes, wherein pain is minimal and complication is rare under local anaesthesia. ‘It will also not affect male hormones’, she informed.
Special Secretary-cum-Mission Director (NHM), Dr Tapasya Raghav, Director Family Welfare, Director Medical Education, Deputy Director, Joint Director Family (FW) and other senior officers and officials of Family Welfare and NHM also attended the programme.