Altogether 68 permanent female sterilization and 30 intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD) or commonly known as copper-T insertion insertions were carried out in community health centres and primary health centres in Dimapur district, Nagaland during the observation of Population Stabilisation Fortnight held from July 11 to 24. IUCD is a temporary method of female sterilization.
Along with the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, the fortnight was observed on the theme “Preparation for family planning even in times of disaster. Full responsibility of competent nation and family” in the district.
During the two-week observation, family planning activities such as permanent female sterilization, temporary sterilization, distribution of condoms and contraceptive pills, inter-personal communications and distribution of information, education and communication (IEC) materials were carried out throughout the district.
Laproscopic tubal ligation sterilization, a permanent method of female sterilization procedure, was conducted at Medziphema community health centre and at urban primary health centre at Duncan Bosti. District Hospital and team during the fortnight.
While 163 oral contraceptive pills and 1200 condoms were distributed during the fortnight, the auxiliary nurse midwife, ASHAs and IEC staff carried out interpersonal communication in the form of focus group discussion and one-on-one counselling.
Earlier, as of Saturday, Nagaland has reported four deaths because of suspected Covid-19.
“However, investigation is on and subject to further verification to establish the link with Covid-19 as morbid conditions were present,” health and family welfare minister S Pangnyu Phom said in his official Twitter handle.
A 78-year-old patient of Kalibari Road died at the Covid-19 hospital on July 24 while a woman from Assam was found dead at a paid quarantine centre at a hotel here on July 22. Their confirmatory RT-PCR test results arrived on Saturday and they have been confirmed Covid-19 positive, source said.
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