Dimapur, September 28: As part of the Poshan Maah, a free anaemia screening camp for adolescent girls and women was held on September 28 in Tuensang town. The camp was organized by the Department of Social Welfare (ICDS) in collaboration with the Health & Family Welfare Department Tuensang.
The medical team for the camp was led by Drug Inspector Arenla accompanied by two ANMs from UPHC, DMO, BPM Tuensang Sadar block assisted by official staffs of Social Welfare Department.
Altogether 63 were tested for anaemia including ten adolescent girls and out of which 3 were found anaemic and the rest were average.
During the camp, a free Iron folic tablets were also distributed to those who have low HB level.
Tening: Cooking competition cum complementary feeding under Poshan Maah programme was organized by CDPO at Tening on September 6.
The competition was preparation of food with organic food in indigenous touch in the tradition method and served to 0 to 1 year age group.
Eleven Anganwadi centre from Tening town and village with Anganwadi workers, lactating mothers and women leaders took part in the programme.
Mon: Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan, Mon in collaboration with the convergence department Mon conducted an awareness campaign on removal of social stigma around COVID 19 at Konyak Union (KU) conference hall Mon on September 26, with ward leaders, anganwadi workers and Mon town churches pastors.
Dr Shashinle Tep DPO, UIP & RCH Mon delivered a message on the awareness campaign. He said, “The Virus does not discriminate; so we should not discriminate the COVID 19 patient.”
Rahul Mali IAS, ADC Mon, Wennyei Konyak, Project Director DRDA, Hangsa Konyak ADPM, NRLM delivered short speeches respectively related to social awareness and change of social behaviour.
Sirhima: Mothers meeting for pregnant and lactating mothers was organized by the CDPO Office Medziphema at Sirhima village on September 28.
Discussions on the importance of right nutrition for 0-6 years of children as well as for pregnant and lactating mothers were conducted. Hygienic kits were distributed to all the adolescent girls including gift packets for babies.
(Page News Service)