From our correspondent
Itagar, Nov 22: Launching the vasectomy fortnight campaign, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Family Welfare Phurpa Tsering called upon male members to adopt vasectomy to improve the reproductive health of couples and betterment of women’s health.
Tsering also flagged off a rally from Tennis Court in Indira Gandhi Park to Rama Krish Mission Hospital, which saw the participation of students from the Aruchal Nursing School and Arunodaya School.
A skit on importance of vasectomy was performed and an essay writing competition was also held for students of Hornbill School Itagar on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Director of Family Welfare Dr K Lego said vasectomy is a non-invasive minor surgical procedure and is the most safest and effective birth control. Stating that acceptance level of male sterilization is very poor due to lack of awareness, Dr Lego stressed the need for concerted effort and awareness to increase male participation to control family size and stabilize the population growth.
Reiterating that a small family is a happy family, he said that as a responsible husband and father, men should adhere to the theme of vasectomy, which is, ‘Zimmedar purush ki yahi hai pechan parivar niyojan jo de yogdaan.’
Explaining about vasectomy, Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Senior Gyecologist Bombey Tayeng said that vasectomy can be done in 15 to 30 minutes, wherein pain is minimal and complication is rare under local anesthesia. “It will also not affect male hormones,” she said.