The Papum Pare District Health Society (DHS) under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner-cum-DHS chairman, Dr Joram Beda, on Tuesday conducted a day-long workshop on Integrated Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (IAPPD) at the ZPC’s conference hall in Yupia near Itanagar.
While addressing the participants, Deputy Commissioner Beda called upon all present to actively participate in the discussion and said that their conversation should be effective and create an impact. “Pneumonia and Diarrhoea are endemic diseases and we must take IAPPD on mission mode to make it successful,” he said.
Taking note of discrepancies in data collection process, DC Beda reiterated that special training must be given to all medical officers (MOs) in-charge on HMIS and proper implementation of standard operating procedure adding that the DMO should also ensure that all MOs are sincerely doing their duty and responsibilities.
Earlier, DMO, Dr Subu Tasso Kampu, in her welcome address briefly highlighted the AIPPD and its importance. She requested the participants to make best use of the knowledge gained during the training and asked the MOs in-charge to ensure that correct data is send to the headquarters.
During the discussion, the roles and responsibilities of line departments on prevention of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea were also discussed with departments like PHE, education, Integrated Child Development Services and forests.
UNICEF consultant Dr Meenakshi and state nodal officer for child health, Dr Tana Natung, were the resource persons at the programme.