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DAN conduct RHCP training

Tuensang, February 25 (MExN): The Development Association of Nagaland (DAN) conducted Rural Health Care Providers (RHCP) training on February 23 at Social Welfare Society Conference Hall, Tuensang supported by the Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) under Global Fund Round-9 Project “Axshya”.  The objectives of the training are to Sensitize RHCP on TB and RNTCP, methods of identification of TB suspect and referral of TB suspects/patients to nearest Designated Microscopic Centers and also trained them to act as sputum collection centers and as community DOT providers as well.

The Resource person for the day long training for the Rural Health Care Providers was Dr. Yanbo Kithan, District TB Officer, Tuensang. He took the session on basic  TB, its preventions, Treatments and Community involvement in initializing responsive action towards TB cause following well defined Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization strategy (ACSM)  in their respective villages for the welfare of community and the district in general. Dr. Yanbo Kithan also spoke on the topics on Identification of TB Suspects, Referrals system to DMCs, Sputum Collection and Transport, Treatment of TB, DOT and Treatment Card, Role of RHCP in Strengthening RNTCP programs.The target groups for this training were from the different rural villages particularly Spiritual and Traditional local healers, local Ayurvedics, Pharmacists, Chemist, and Gobirajs under Tuensang district from far flung areas and selected participants from very poor performing blocks who provides health care services to the poor people.  The main focus were given to those service providers from poorly performing areas or villages in the district, and hard to reach areas.
 Chenithung Humtsoe, DOT Plus Supervisor, RNTCP Tuensang also took the session and he also stressed on to say that any kind of patients coming to you for health check up or treatment, identify them whether they could be TB or not by asking their health history and if suspected to be TB through their symptoms, take the opportunity to refer them to the nearest DMCs for Sputum Test.

The entire training for the rural doctors or compounders was coordinated and facilitated by Kyupise Sangtam, DCO, CHAI, Secunderabad. About 32 rural health practioners were trained during this day long training. This was stated in a press release issued by CHAI, Secunderabad, Project Axshya District Coordinator, Mokokchung and Tuensang, Kyupise Sangtam.

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