Our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, July 13: With the theme for this year’s World Population Day – ‘Family Planning is a Human Right’, the Dibrugarh office of Field Outreach Communication, Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, organized an intensive awareness programme at Krishnanagar-Basantanagar village under Barbaruah Block Primary Health Centre on Wednesday. The programme was organized with noble initiative of Momi Gogoi, ASHA felicitator along with Anima Konwar, ANM, Aruna Bora, ANM and other four ASHA workers Rumi Konwar, Sanjita Dutta, Deepali Medhi and Anjana Das.
Topics on family planning, breastfeeding, birth spacing, how to use condoms and contraceptive pills and on personal hygiene were discussed during the programme. Free condoms, I-pills, IFA tablets and ORS were distributed to the participants. Officer of Field Outreach Bureau, Pranab Kumar Nath, in his address focused on promoting male engagement and communication among spouses. The topics of discussion during the group discussion included importance of family planning, methods of family planning, right age of marriage, importance of population stabilization, inspiring others for male and female sterilization, importance of birth spacing, maternal health, child health and immunization and misconceptions of family planning methods. The target group was lactating mothers and pregnant women with an aim to create awareness and to educate them on becoming healthy mothers and also to enable them to clarify their doubts to improve their health. Momi Gogoi in her address reiterated that family planning had become very important for a healthy and happy family.