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Workshop for officers related to examination and treatment of children suffering from anemia concluded

ByTheCurrentScenario

Jan 31, 2024
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Indore (Geetkar Damodar Virmaal) A campaign will be run in the district for the screening and treatment of children suffering from anemia. This campaign, run by the name Dastak, will start from January 30 and will run till February 29, 2024. In this regard, a workshop related to Anemia Free India and Dastak campaign was organized here last day under the joint aegis of Public Health and Family Department, District Women and Child Development Department and Education Department.
Under the Anemia Free India Programme, nutrition, benefits of IFA syrup and tablets, common side effects and freedom from misconceptions, availability of IFA syrup and tablets, monitoring and mutual coordination were discussed in detail. Due to anemia, the development of the child gets hampered and the normal learning process gets affected. Children aged between 6 months to 19 years are given dosage according to age. It requires intensive monitoring. Dastak campaign is being started in the district from 30 January to 29 February 2024. In this, children aged between 9 months and 5 years will be supplemented with Vitamin A. According to CNNS 2018 survey, Vitamin A deficiency has been found in 20 percent children in Madhya Pradesh. Vitamin A supplement increases immunity, strengthens eyesight, skin and respiratory system.
Under this campaign, in the first phase of Dastak, identified anemic children aged 0-5 years will be examined and managed with hemoglobin meters. All pregnant women will be tested with hemoglobin meter. Anemia management of women suffering from anemia will be done by making a strategy of test, treat and talk. Special attention will also be given to pregnant and lactating mothers, nutrition counselling, community meetings and service provider sessions.
Chief Medical and Health Officer, District Women and Child Development Officer, District Education Officer, District Health Officer and other officers were present in the workshop.

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