Imphal: Thhoubal deputy commissioner A. Subhash Singh, on Thursday launched Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) in the district.
The programme is organised by District Health Society Thoubal.
IDCF consists of a set of activities to be implemented in an intensified manner for prevention and control of death due to dehydration from diarrhoea. This year the theme is “Zero Child Death due to Diarrhoea “.
Speaking at the function, deputy commissioner said Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight is organised with the objective to give awarness to the people about sanitation to prevent from diseases. He urged all healthcare workers to share knowledge to the guardians about homemade ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) as diarrhoea is a common illness which affects people of all age group.
CMO Dr Y.Nokul said IDCF is set up with the aim to reduce mortality and malnutrition due to diarrhoea with the usage of ORS solution. He said ASHA workers should give awarness to the parents about the preparation and use of homemade ORS solution which is very easy to prepare.
As part of the program zinc tablets and ORS packets were distributed to the ASHA workers.