IMPHAL, May 29: With an objective to provide health care facilities in the remote areas, the District Health Society, Chandel organized today a Health Mela under National Rural Health Mission at Khodamphai Village under Tengnoupal Sub- Division in Chandel District today.
The inaugural function of the Health Mela was attended by Ch Pasho Aimol, Chief of Aimol Tampak Village; L Kiran Kumar, Sub-Divisional Officer of Tengnoupal; Dr N Birchandra Singh, Mission Director of District Health Mission Chandel as the chief guest, guest of honour and functional president respectively.
During the Health Mela, 11 Medical Officers including 2 from RIMS Imphal examined the patients in General Medicine, Paediatric, Gynae, Ortho, Dental, Surgery and Ayush. Moreover, Laboratory test, X-ray, Ultrasound facilities and medicines were also provided free of cost to the patients in the Mela.
Around 1000 villagers from the surrounding villages availed the health care facilities in the Mela in which ASHAs, Staff Nurses, ANMs, ASHA Felicitators and other staff of District Health Society, Chandel also attended.
While briefing the media persons, Dr Birchandra Singh, CMO Chandel who is also the Mission Director of District Health Society said that the objective of organising the Health Mela is to provide health care facilities to the remote villages in order to achieve the national goal of Health For All by 2020.
He also said that Manipur state and Goa share the top spot in terms of Low Infant Mortality Rate among the States of India which shows the success of National Rural Health Mission scheme in the state.