Calls to Adopt Precautionary Measures to Eliminate Child Deaths due to Childhood Diarrhoea
Baramulla, 06 June (CNI) : Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today kick-started intensive Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) campaign at Primary Health Centre Sheeri during the Programme organized by District Health Society Baramulla.
The Programme was attended by Joint Director Planning, M. Yousuf Rather, Chief Medical Officer Baramulla, Bashir Ahmad Malik, District information officer, Jahangeer Akhoon, DPMU /BPMU besides health staff /ASHAS/ ANMS/AWW / PRIs of the district.
At the outset, Block Medical Officer Block Sheeri, Dr Naseer delivered key note address about the orientation Programme and said that childhood Diarrhoea is among the major killer of 0-5 years old children in India and most of the victims are children from poor socio economic families.
Pertinently, the District Health Society Baramulla is organizing the IDCF from 6th June to 17th June 2023.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Syed Sehrish thoroughly explained about the cause of Diarrhoea among the children. She also explained about the precautionary measures and interventions and preparation of ORS at home and its uses.
Elaborating further, the DC said that the ultimate aim of Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight 2023 is to achieve zero child deaths due to childhood Diarrhoea. She complimented ASHA’s and AWW for their vibrant role for achieving remarkable role in decreasing MMR and IMR.
Despite tremendous efforts by health department to decrease the child mortality rate, diseases related to diarrhoea continue to be a major cause of death in children under the age of five, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar remarked. She asserted that district administration is committed to improve the health care services for the welfare of the general public.
She further stressed on more awareness campaigns so that the rate of child mortality due to diarrhoea can be brought down to the minimum level.
Meanwhile, Similar kind of activities were held in all Medical Blocks in the District as a part of observing IDCF, where in the activities during the Programme were carried out included hand washing demonstration in schools, outreach areas and distribution of ORS and Zinc Tablets.
Earlier, Dr Syed Sehrish also inaugurated a Mega Camp ‘Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day’. The camp promises to be an effective platform for providing first contact Primary Health care
The Camp was organised by District Health society Baramulla in collaboration with Piramil Foundation at Block Head Quarter Sheeri under Aspirational District Programme.(CNI)