Rashtriya Poshan Maah held at Longleng

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Dimapur, September 17: Rashtriya Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Mission) celebration for Longleng Block was held at EBRC Longleng on September 17 with Dr. Wannau Phom MO, District Hospital Longleng as the Resource Person.
Dr. Wannau emphasized on nutrition deficiency diseases of children and pregnant mothers. He spoke on health care of a pregnant mother, breast & complementary feeding, Anemia, Hypertension, causes of low weight birth, and change of physical, mental & behavior of a child during adolescent period and requirement of good balance diet during this stage.
Dr. Wannau also stressed on importance of imparting training and the responsibility of the ASHAs & Angawadi Workers in creating awareness back to their community. He also spoke on First Aid, vaccines and MR Vaccination for children.
In his keynote address, Y. Tauhong, CDPO Longleng said that National Nutrition Mission is a convergence program of the Social Welfare and Medical Department and appealed for coordination of the Angawadi Workers and the ASHAs at their respective places to provide proper nutrition and medical facilities to children and pregnant mothers.
He asserted that the primary objective of the Angawadi Workers and ASHAs is to disseminate the importance of nutrition for children and pregnant mothers back to their community for mass awareness.
The CDPO also spoke on targeted groups, goals and objectives of the national nutrition mission. He appealed to the Angawadi Workers for proper implementation of nutrition supplement provided by the Department and to ensure that it reaches the targeted group.
The program was attended by the Angawadi Workers & Helpers and the ASHAs under Longleng circle.
(Page News Service)