Free non-communicable disease screening was conducted at the Health Care and Management Seminar in Zunheboto on August 30.
Zunheboto, September 2 (MExN): Sumi Zunheboto Baptist Church held a health care and management seminar in collaboration with Zunheboto District Health Society on August 30 at Sumi Zunheboto Baptist Church.
A free mega screening for non-communicable diseases (hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, cancer, etc.) was carried out during which more than 200 beneficiaries benefited from a blood pressure test, a Free blood sugar test and BMI.
Twelve doctors, ten nurses, eight lab technicians and other support staff from the CMO and the district hospital rendered their services, a press release from district media officer Keneikhrietuo said.
After the NCD screening, a seminar on health care and management was held where the resource person Dr K Akaho Sema, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Zunheboto spoke on the topic “Adopting a healthy lifestyle”.
Stating that NCDs alone account for 62% of mortality and morbidity, he highlighted the importance of exercise, diet, self-care and periodic screening for NCDs and emphasized the regular follow-up and treatment adherence, the statement said. He also gave a presentation on mental health and care for the elderly.
For the second session, the resource person, Dr. Tokugha Y Rochill, General Manager, Rochill Hospital Zunheboto, spoke on the theme “Men, women and health”.
He highlighted the importance of family planning, women’s health and how men should be involved in family planning as well. He further emphasized care during pregnancy and the importance and safety of institutional childbirth, the press release said.