During the monthly DPDB (District Planning and Development Board) meeting Tuesday in the conference of the DPDB Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu Theyo highlighted the members of Kohima District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) on the newly launched social Health Camp to "assess comorbid groups".
She said the Health Camp was a new initiative for Kohima District to protect the identified comorbid group who would be given free medication and Health strengthening through National Urban Health Mission.
Dr. Vezokholu said that according to a DIPR report, "target approach to those with unknown status of hypertension and diabetes while known statuses are encouraged to adhere to the treatment". She said targeted groups were 30 years and above, pregnant women and those less than 30 years but have a family history.
Dr. Vezokholu informed that the social health camp began on March 15 at Keziekie Panchayat Hall; Ura Academy Mission Compound; New Market Panchayat Hall and Lower Chandmari Waiting shed, taxi junctionThe Chief Medical Officer in this connection requested the members to pass on the message in respective areas to protect comorbid group to avoid covid morbidity and mortality in the District.
Dr. Vezokholu informed that the social health camp began on March 15 at Keziekie Panchayat Hall; Ura Academy Mission Compound; New Market Panchayat Hall and Lower Chandmari Waiting shed, taxi junction.
The camp would be held every Tuesday and Thursday in Urban colonies under the district. Based on the verification report given by the screening committee, the meeting also decided to recommend d the two societies Entrepreneurship and Livelihood. Deputy Commissioner Gregory Thejawelie while thanking and appreciating the medical department pointed out the importance of Health status, precautionary measures and COVID protocols which still need to be taken care of as the Covid situation was not over yet.