Chumoukedima, 22 May (MTNews): The Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) launched the Integrated Health Campaign at the DC’s Office, Chumoukedima, on 22 May 2024 with the aim of providing free health services to the at-risk population in priority districts. This campaign, scheduled to last for two months, will extend its coverage to all pockets of adjoining districts, offering a comprehensive package of services including counseling, screening for various diseases such as TB, HIV, Syphilis, HBV, HCV, as well as diagnosis of diabetes, hypertension, anemia, and other services tailored to local needs.

Addressing the launching program, ADC Chumoukedima, Dr. Kuzonyi Wideo, NCS, emphasized the importance of establishing an institutional-based setup of the CMO Office in the newly formed district of Chumoukedima to facilitate more effective implementation of healthcare initiatives. Dr. Wideo urged civil societies, NGOs, and tribal councils to disseminate information about the campaign and raise awareness among the local populace, as many individuals remain unaware of the available facilities. He also assured that the district administration would provide full support to ensure the smooth implementation of the campaign.

During his keynote address, NSACS Project Director, Dr. Ahu Sekhose, highlighted the significance of the campaign as a tailored strategy for the entire state, with a primary focus on the North East region. Dr. Sekhose outlined the campaign’s objectives, which include reaching 95% of all positive individuals to ascertain their status, treating 95% of positive cases, and effectively suppressing viral growth. These goals, he emphasized, are crucial steps towards combating the spread of diseases and improving public health outcomes.

Dr. Zaiwang, Deputy Director and Nodal Officer of the Integrated Health Campaign, presented an overview of the Chumoukedima district profile, detailing key population statistics and healthcare data. She emphasized the importance of targeted interventions for high-risk groups and vulnerable populations, highlighting the need for comprehensive service delivery to address diverse health needs and minimize stigma and discrimination.

Furthermore, Dr. Zaiwang outlined the implementation plan for the campaign, including the identification of camp sites based on prevalence rates and the organization of various health camps to provide essential services to the general population. With a total of 59 identified sites and plans for 23 camps, the campaign aims to maximize its reach and impact across the district.

In conclusion, the Integrated Health Campaign represents a concerted effort by NSACS to address the healthcare needs of at-risk populations in Nagaland. By offering a wide range of services and adopting a targeted approach to intervention, the campaign seeks to improve health outcomes and contribute to the overall well-being of communities in the region.

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