Thoubal: Deputy Commissioner Thoubal, A.Subhash Singh, Thursday launched Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) in the district.
The program is organised by District Health Society Thoubal. IDCF consists of a set of activities to be implemented in an intensified manner for prevention and control of death due to dehydration from diarrhoea. This year the theme is “Zero Child Death due to Diarrhoea “.
Speaking at the function, the Deputy Commissioner said that Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight is organised with the objective to give awareness to the people about sanitation to prevent diseases. He urged all Healthcare workers to give/share knowledge to the parents/guardians about homemade ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) as diarrhoea is a common illness which affects people of all age groups.
CMO, Dr.Y.Nokul in his speech said IDCF is set up with the aim to reduce mortality and malnutrition due to diarrhoea with the usage of ORS solution. He said ASHA workers should give awareness to the parents about the preparation and use of homemade ORS solution which is very easy to prepare.
As part of the program zinc tablets and ORS packets were distributed to the ASHA workers.
MES,ZEO Thoubal, A.Anilkumar; MS. District Hospital,Thoubal, Dr; Ch.Memcha and DPO,ICDS cell, Th.Suranjoy were the other presidium members.