Pasighat, 14th November: World Pneumonia Day was observed on Friday in East Siang district.
The theme of the day was ‘Pneumonia Nahi to Bachpan Sahi’
The theme of the day was “Pneumonia Nahi Toh Bachpan Sahi” under the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The campaign will raise awareness and promote prevention to combat the disease from November 12 to February 28, 2022.
District Medical Officer told about his opinion
District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr. Kaling Dai informed during the campaign that the day was celebrated all over the world through various events and activities related to pneumonia. He said that with proper immunization, one can prevent pneumonia and even low cost antibiotics can treat the disease if properly diagnosed.
The objective of the campaign was reducing mortality rate
The District Medical office also said, “The main objective of the campaign is to intensify action for reducing mortality due to childhood pneumonia in India to less than 3 per thousand live births, by 2025.” He also ensured that the department will carry out various activities including care giving and early medical care.