IDCF launched across state

YUPIA, May 28: Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Dr Joram Beda launched the Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) programme at the dispensary here on Monday.
Stressing the importance of ORS and zinc tablet as “the most basic support for diarrhoea,” the DC urged the parents and medical staffers present at the function to keep at least one packet of ORS at their homes.
He asked the medical staff and ASHAs to generate awareness and encourage people to prepare homemade ORS with salt, sugar and clean water.
DMO Dr Subu Tasso Kampu informed that the district has set a target of covering 40,000 children (0-5 years) during the fortnight.
She urged the medical staff to focus on creating awareness on the IDCF among the ASHAs, anganwadi workers, panchayat members, councillors, and the general public, and in schools and anganwadi centres.
Among others, DRCHO Dr Jomnya Ado, DANO Dr Tania Raju, and MO In-charge Dr Tupi Tato were present at the function.
In Khonsa, the IDCF was launched at the Arun Jyoti primary school by Tirap DC PN Thungon.
The DC urged the people to consume only boiled water and maintain hygiene to avoid water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, skin diseases, etc.
The DC and DMO Dr N Lowang distributed ORS packets to 143 children.
In Aalo, West Siang Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan administered ORS to children at the general hospital.
DMO Dr Nyage Geyi informed that the IDCF is being launched in 12 centres of the district to cover a target of around 7,500 children.
In Ziro, ADC Nending Chatung launched the programme in the conference hall of Gyati Takka General Hospital.
The ADC called for coordinated efforts by the health, education, and ICDS departments to make the programme successful.
DRCHO Dr D Likar informed that the fund for IDCF has not yet been released by the state, and directed the MOs in charge to utilize the available fund from the existing RKS fund in the meantime.
In Changlang, Hydropower Parliamentary Secretary Phosum Khimhun launched the IDCF in Khimiyang circle. Khimhun also inspected the PHC in Khimiyang, run by the Karuna Trust, and interacted with the doctors and staff.
In Namsai, the programme was launched at Blooming Bud School by Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma, in the presence of the DMO, the DPO (DVBDCS), NHM staff, teachers, and students.
In Tezu, DMO Dr S Chai Pul launched the IDCF at the zonal general hospital. He highlighted the district’s achievement of zero child death due to diarrhoea in the last two years.
DRCHO Dr S Nayil spoke on the importance of breast feeding.
In Yingkiong, Health & Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang launched the IDCF at the district hospital.
The minister advised the health functionaries to be punctual and ensure that their activities reach all the beneficiaries. He also inaugurated an ultrasonography machine in the hospital. (DIPROs)