District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU)
The major responsibility of DAPCU is facilitation, monitoring and coordinating NACP activities at the district and sub- district level by integrating with the health system to the extent possible for better synergy and optimal results. DAPCUs, through active engagement of the district administration engages allied line departments and private sector in mainstreaming the programme and initiates district-specific initiatives by leveraging local resources. This helps in linking vulnerable population with various social entitlement and welfare schemes
DISTRICT HIV/AIDS PREVENTION CONTROL COMMITTEE (DAPCC)was constituted in all 10 Districts as Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer as chairman and Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DACO) as Member Secretary. The DAPCUs conduct the DAPCC meetings quarterly in their respective district. DAPCC was constituted for effective implementation, and mainstreaming of the NACP activities in the district level. The Committee oversees the planning and monitoring the HIV & AIDs programme activities. The DAPCC Committee is being set up with the following members:-
|S.No.||NAME OF STAFF||DESIGNATION|
|2.||District Chief medical & Health Officer(CMHO)||Member|
|3.||Medical Superintendent, District Hospital||Member|
|4.||District HIV/AIDS Control Officer(DACO)||Member Secretary|
|5.||District Programme Manager (HIV / AIDS)||Member|
|6.||District Programme Manager (NRHM)||Member|
|7.||District level officers for TB and RCH||Member|
|8.||District IEC officer||Member|
|10.||Medical Officers in rotations – In-charge of one ICTC centre in the district, ART and CCC (3 in all)||Member|
|11.||One representative each of TIs, CCCs and PLHA networks (3)||Member|
|12.||Representatives of related Departments identified by DAPCU for convergence, viz. Women & Child, Panchayati Raj, Labour, Mines, Tribal, Industry, Tourism, Urban Local Bodies etc.(5)||Member|
DAPCU work in close co-ordination and collaboration with District administration and allied departments ensuring effective referral and linkages among HIV facilities and also facilitate access to various schemes available. DAPCU monitor the referrals and linkages through regular supervisory visits to HIV facilities (ICTC, STI, Blood Bank, ARTC, TI-NGO and FIICTC) and conducting monthly review meetings, addresses supply chain management issues.
For effective implementation, and mainstreaming of the NACP activities, DAPCC was constituted at the district level. Deputy Commissioner is the Chairman of the DAPCC and District Tuberculosis (TB) Officer (DACO) as Member Secretary of the DAPCC. The DAPCU’s conduct the DAPCC meetings quarterly in their respective district. In the year 2018-19, DAPCUs were able to conduct 12 DAPCC meetings
Innovations by DAPCU 2018-19:
- DAPCU initiative for CSR:(Cooperate Social Response)
Dimapur DAPCU :
Lions Club Blue Venda Dimapur donated a refrigerator (180 Ltr) to DAPCU Dimapur on 8th October 2018 in the presence of Chief Medical Officer & Dy. CMO Dimapur to store up testing kits which is being used by the HIV Testing centre’s.
- Empower (Peren):
“Empower” a district specific initiative which was initiated in the year 2013 by DAPCU Peren aims to provide quality education to the children infected and affected by HIV in the Peren district. The benefit was open to all the CLHIV in the district. With the support of the officers and the individual the “empower” become a very successful activity in building the future of the CLHIV. Under this initiative 23 CLHIV have received the benefit since 2013. The first beneficiaries are pursuing 11 standards and some appearing HSLC exam during the year 2017-18. The ‘Empower’ committee is also looking forward to support any CLHIV in Peren district who wants to pursue their higher education and excel in their studies. In the academic year 2018-19, the Empower committee is Sponsoring 6 (Six) HIV infected children for their education.
- Travel cost (Peren ) – Financial assistance to 5 PLHIV (newly Positive detected clients) who are not able to pay their travel cost for further treatment. (1 client in december’18, 2 Clients in February’19 and 2 clients in march’19). In order to help the newly Positive Clients for the travel cost, the HIV facilities staff including NGO’s in Peren district organized A Fete
- Financial Assistants(Peren)-13 PLHIV (mother) and 2 CLHIV received 2000 each through Beti Bacchao Beti Paddao scheme from DC Peren on 1st December 2018
- Wokha : Received Ten (10) batteries and one 7.5 kb inverter Power back up was donated by Deputy Commissioner (DC), Wokha for Blood storage unit in the month of December 2018.
- DAPCU Kiphire
BIKE RALLY & MUSIC FESTIVAL ON HIV & DRUGS FREE NAGALAND Organized by 7th Assam Rifle in collaboration with DAPCU Kiphire 7th to 9th May 2018 at Public Ground & Helipad Ground.
Short play on HIV/AIDS displayed by Red Ribbon Club, Zisaji Presidency College Kiphire.