District Level ASHA Convention conducted


District Health Society, Kamjong today organised a District Level ASHA Convention of Kamjong district at the Amity Hall of Adimjati Complex, Chingmeirong, Imphal.
Deputy Commissioner Kamjong, Rangnamei Rang Peter and CMO Kamjong, Dr Lucy Duidang attended the programme as presidium members.
A total of 110 participants including 80 ASHAs, ASHA facilitators, MOs in-charge of Kamjong, Phungyar and Kasom Khullen, DIO, Block Program Managing Units (BPMUs) and District Program Managing Units (DPMUs) of the district also took part in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Rangnamei Range Peter stressed on the important roles played by the ASHAs as frontline workers and added that they act as a vital link between villagers and the Health Department.
He stated that ASHAs will get more responsibilities along with appropriate logistics and resources in the coming days.
Dr Lucy Duidang highlighted the various responsibilities, activities and achievements of ASHAs related to due-listing the eligible couples, registration of pregnant women, children for routine immunization, ISCF, Deworming, Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition programs.
She also spoke about National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP), Social Awareness and Actions to Neutralized Pneumonia Successfully (SAANS) campaign and roles of ASHAs for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VDP) surveillance.
As a part of the event, 3 ASHAs were conferred Best ASHA Awards (one from each block) and 16 ASHAs were given consolation prizes.