A demonstration cum distribution program for water quality field testing kits to Watsan Committee under Mokokchung district was held on 28th September 2011 at Longkumer Kilem, Mokokchung Town under the aegis of Government of Nagaland, Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Mokokchung Division.
Alemjungla Longchar, Chemist, Mokokchung distributed and demonstrated the manual procedures and technical aspects of the testing kits to the Watsan Committee members present. Earlier Chairperson, Er. Imtiangzuk E.E (PHED), Mokokchung Division pointed out that the first phase will cover only 35 Watsan Committees and the remaining committees will be covered during the same follow-up program in the next phase. S.E (PHED), Mokokchung Circle, Er. I. Moakaba Longchar, while speaking on the importance of water quality and its surveillance stressed on the vitality of potable drinking water for human health and the need for proper surveillance of water sources by the Watsan Committee members through this kits for the total well being of the community. Sanitation & Hygiene Consultant Mokokchung, Aienla Ozukum and IEC Consultant, Mokokchung, Limasenla Longkumer shared important pointers on Sanitation and Hygiene. Later an interactive session was held between the Department Officials and Watsan Committee members on finer aspects of water testing kits.