Indian Social Responsibility Network (ISRN), the sub awardee of Momentum Routine Immunisation Transformation and Equity (MRITE) with an aim to promote good health and create awareness on preventing severe illness conducted a health camp at Peletkie village under Peren district, Nagaland.
MRITE communication officer, Roseline informed that during a short programme, VCCM (UNDP), Dr. Chapkekilakbo Dailiam spoke on the importance of getting vaccinated and the benefits of vaccination. He said vaccines decreased the severity of illness due to COVID-19 and reduced chances of hospitalisation.
Meanwhile, in an open discussion with participants on misconceptions associated with vaccines, the resource person clarified the wrong information which was circulated on social mediaDr. Chapkekilakbo also said that it was the most effective tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection and in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, it was important for all ages to get vaccinated. Jalukie CHC, MO, Dr. Michael Tetseo also highlighted the importance of COVID vaccination. Discouraging the misconceptions associated with vaccines, he stated that the COVID vaccine was key reason why people were now seeing a reduction in cases.
He informed the community that getting vaccinated could avoid hospitalisations and lessen the financial burden. Meanwhile, in an open discussion with participants on misconceptions associated with vaccines, the resource person clarified the wrong information which was circulated on social media.
The health camp was attended by pro rural team, district coordinator ISRN, staff from the chief medical officer (CMO) office. Several villagers especially women and children of Peletkie village availed the facilities provided at the health camp.