Aizawl: Health Minister Lal Thanzara made a clarion call to the people of Mizoram to make hundred percent achievement of Intensive Diarrhea Control Fortnight by reducing children’s death to zero percent.
During the launching of Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) 2017, Health Minister Lal Thanzara said that in India 10% of child demise is caused by Diarrhoea.
Lal Thanzara as a chief guest also inaugurate “Naupang Kawthalo vanga Naupang thihna tihbo” programme at pediatric Out Patient Department (OPD), Civil Hospital on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, Health Minister state that one of the main objectives of National Health Mission is to decrease the rate of children dying. He also stated that diarrhoea is a disease that needs to be treated from the very first sign of symptom. It is a disease that does not look serious but can even cause death if not taken care of, he added.
He also said that during the programme of Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers will be visiting households with children below the age of five (5).
He further said that ASHA workers will be distributing Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS), give instruction to the locals on prevention of the disease and taking care of diarrhoea patients.
Highlighting the importance of ORS and Zinc, Lalthanzara urges the programme attendees to use it for treatment in diarrhoea. He also encourages everyone to participate in eradicating the disease from the society by cleaning our locality and taking care of ourselves.
To programme is schedule to continue till 24th June 2017. The first programme on Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight was first introduce at a national level in 2014, since then the programme was held every year.