Sazolie College Alumni Association undertook a major initiative of organizing free health camp in association with Tobacco control (NHAK), TB, Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (ICTC), State Public Health (Food Safety), and Indian Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI), at Sazolie College on 4 August 2022. The noble purpose is to offer support and awareness among the students enrolled in the College for effective health ethics and to treat underlying illness.
During the programme, Dr. Arenla Walling, MO, (Tobacco control) briefed on the need for lifestyle changes to live healthier lives as tobacco is the world leading agent of death. She also cited the resources available, such as, Nicotine Replacement therapy and counselling, to help in quitting the habit in case of addiction. Ms. Ayang Imchen, Counsellor Mobile, ICTC, spoke on HIV/AIDS and the need to take preventive measures. She also stressed on the need to overcome stigmas and seek medical care which is free of cost if required. Dr, Chipenthung, Dist. Programme Officer (TB) highlighted that India has the highest estimated TB cases in the World. He stressed on its cause, symptoms, and how to avail free medical facilities. Mr. Ekonthung Kikon, Food Technician, State Public Health (Food Safety) focused on consumption of safe and nutritious food for good health, and how to identify its quality and authenticity. Mr. Rhokuotho Ngouri, Senior Treatment Supervisor, (IHCI), stressed on the need to seek proper medical assistance to control hypertension to avoid possible health risks.
To encourage students, faculty, and staff to be proactive about their health and make preventive tests a habit, the medical camp offered free consultation on food safety, tobacco control, NCD screening, HIV testing and counselling, and BP testing.
Dr. Vizovotuo and his team from Primary Health Centre, Jotsoma, and Ms. Kevikono, Community Health Officer, Science College Health and Wellness Centre and her team extended their valuable services during the consultation.
The programme was chaired by Ms. Toshinaro Imchen, Assistant Professor, and Mr. Nzan Kikon, Chaplain, pronounced the invocation. Dr. Puspanjoli D. Nakhro, gave the welcome address, and Ms. Ketuniphre Gwirie closed with a vote of thanks.