Health Mela Concludes In Tamenglong

TAMENGLONG, Feb 13: The three-day health mela organized by District Health Mission Society under National Rural Health Mission Society concluded at Tamenglong Higher Secondary School complex here today.

Altogether 2024 patients from all over the district consisting of 682 children, 1083 women and 259 female were benefited from mela.

The Mela which was kicked off by V Vumlunmang, Commissioner (Health, Family Welfare and Home) was declared close by Rev TP Mordecai, Executive Secretary Rongmei Naga Baptist Association, RNBA.

On the closing day, awareness on diabetes, tuberculosis, gastrisitis and other health related topics were given by different resource persons.

Speaking in the opening function, V Vumlunmang announced the introduction of a new scheme to ensure proper medical and health treatment of pregnant women and her infant called Mother and Child Tracking System.

Coming to the non-availability of doctors in the State, the Commissioner said that the State under MPSC have recruited 329 Medical Officers and 39 dental surgeons of which Tamenglong will get its due share and appealed the public to make Tamenglong a conducive and comfortable place for them to be posted.

He also announced that Centre has approved opening of a GNM training school in Tamenglong.

The Commissioner also informed of coming up of a scheme called Manipur State Illness Assistance Fund under which a Below Poverty Line (BPL) family member may avail free medical treatment for serious ailments and reimbursement of upto Rs 1 lakh as one time assistance.

Rs 4 crores has been sanctioned under this scheme and will be launched within this month, he assured.

*Reported by Azonnah Zaspar

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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