Amid reports of a widespread fever among the people, especially children, at Twilang under T Vaichong Sub Division in Kangpokpi district, a medical camp was organized Thursday at T Vaichong Sub Divisional Headquarters.
T Vaichong is located around 40 km away from Kangpokpi headquarters and comprises over 75 villages of different communities, including Kuki, Naga and Nepali.
According to the KSO Twilang block, since the first week of April, Twilang area has been witnessing widespread fever among the people, especially children.
The chief medical officer, Kangpokpi, on learning about the incident, organized the medical camp in collaboration with the CSOs of Twilang area.
Over 200 people were examined during the medical camp while the medical team also collected samples of the epidemic.
An awareness seminar on mental health, malaria, etc was also held with Dr Lamkhoneng Haokip, CMO Kangpokpi, Dr Lhingkhoneng, Rishikesh Sharma, and Holminlun Khongsai, district Epidemiologists as resource persons who spoke on Hepatitis B and C, non-communicable diseases, etc. while re-orientation for ASHAs was also conducted during the awareness seminar.
The RBSK team from the medical department also visited T Vaichong High School and conducted a screening to identify students having symptoms and diseases so that they can avail benefits in the next course of treatment.
Around 31 ASHAs attended the medical camp and awareness seminar, apart from the public and CSOs leaders.
Dr. Bernard from CMO Pool and Dr. Arif Khan, MO, T. Vaichong PHC, apart from other medical officials examined the patients while KSO Twilang Block second batch first aid trainees and T. Vaichong youths did all the volunteer works.
KSO Twilang Block President, Enock Kipgen said that PHC T. Vaichong has been lacking doctors and demanded the authority concerned to provide at least 4/5 doctors to cater to the medical needs of the people.
He also recalled that one Doctor posted at PHC T. Vaichong was recently transferred without any replacement.
He urged the authority concerned to look into the matter and provide adequate doctors in the larger interest of the deprived people of Twilang area.