Awareness camp for adolescent girls under Poshan Maah

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/19/2019 11:16:21 AM IST

Under Rashtriya Poshan Maah programme, various activities were conducted in Kiphire, Chiechama, Ralan and Molvom village during the month of September. 

Kiphire: In Kiphire, the Rashtriya Poshan Maah rally was flagged off on September 14 by DC Kiphire, Sarita Yadav. She highlighted the importance of national nutritional month from September 1 to 30 with Social Welfare and other departments. The rally started from deluxe point Kiphire toward the Hopongkyu memorial hall, participated by around 500 members. The rally was led by CDPO, Z. Tsangkhuchu DWO in-charge Kiphire with anganwadi workers, ASHAs, adolescents students, wards chairmen, health workers, teachers, women organization etc.  

The programme was chaired by Linitte Kodila Sangtam district coordinator Poshan Abhiyaan and overview was given by Itulungbe Ndang, Swasth Bharat Prerak. 

From Medical team, district immunization officer Dr. Pewezo Khalo spoke about the prevention of anaemia for pregnant and adolescent girls.

Zunheboto: PoshanMaah for Zunheboto district in convergence with Medical department under the topic Nutrition and Hygiene was held at Town Hall, Pughoboto on September 19. According to DIPR, the programme was graced by the SDO (C) Tiayanger Jamir as special guest.

Addressing the gathering, Tiayanger stressed on maintaining a balanced diet and hygienic lifestyle for a good health. He added that nutrition was not only for children but everyone should take it seriously. He highlighted on how the Governments of India and Nagaland had started to address the nutrition programme under ICDP since 1975 and also the National Nutrition Mission, Mid-Day meal, National Food Security. He urged the people to give attention on the various schemes implemented by the government. 

While lauding the concerned department officials, he appealed them to conduct such programmes in schools and churches.

Resource person, Dr.  Alvis MO (Ayush) spoke on the important of nutrition and hygiene and preventive measures to improve health.

DWO Zunheboto, Atula Kikon explained on the National Social Assistant Programme such as old age pension, widow pension, disability and family pension etc. Kikon sought cooperation from the ministry and asked the beneficiaries to submit proper documents with recent passport in order to avail the schemes. Mughatovi, supervisor Ghathashi also explained on the PMMVV.

CDPO Ghathashi, Chiro, who chaired the programme said that this nutrition programme will be conducted this month to reach out to all the mothers and children in villages to eradicate the malnutrition and achieve the target by 2022.

Chiechama: Awareness camp for adolescent girls was organised at Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Chiechama on September 18.  A press release by Anyile Khamo, CDPO Chiephobozou block, stated that students aged between 10-19 years participated in the programme. MO (AYUSH) Chiephobozou, Dr. Orentsani spoke on the importance of physical, psychological and behavioural changes during an adolescent period. She highlighted on the importance of balanced diet and spoke on personal hygiene especially during menstrual period. She also urged the students to avail different facilities from adolescent friendly health clinic (AFHC). The importance of blood test to detect early cases of HIV was delivered by councillor (AYUSH) Mhiesirieto Punyü. Yoga instructor, Kelhouzasie Lawrence demonstrated on the importance of body stretch for stress and pain relief. IEC pamphlets were distributed to students and checking of BMI, weight and height were conducted by nurses from CHC, Chiephobozou. The programme was chaired by Chubasungla and participated by students and teachers, staffs from Medical department, NRLM (RD) and School Education.

Ralan block: Ralan block under Wokha district organised retreat-cum-medical camp and formal launching of adolescent club for girl child under BBBP campaign on September 17. The retreat included painting, singing, literacy and quiz competition along with traditional weaving classes for girl children. 

Around 150 students, adults and infants were treated and medicines and sanitary pads were distributed. The programme was chaired by Zachamo and activities were conducted by Alexander, manager IDBI. 

Earlier, the programme began with an invocation by Renbomo Ovung, pastor Old Ralan Baptist Church. Others who spoke included Dr. T. Kikon and Nchumbi BBBP icon.

Molvom village: Anaemia awareness and screening camp and PMMVY registration camp was held at Molvom village, Medziphema on September 19 for adolescent girls and pregnant and lactating women in convergence with Health & Family Welfare and School Education at community hall, Molvom Village.

Around 80 pregnant and lactating women attended, out of which 18 first time mothers registered on the spot for Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). Dr. Michelle spoke on prevention and treatment of anaemia and maintenance of health and sanitation. 90 adolescent girls from Government High School and Primary School attended where free anaemia screening was done and IFA, calcium tablets and sanitary pads were distributed to the adolescent girls. Key note address was delivered by CDPO, Medziphema Tsungrosongla and vote of thanks was pronounced by poshan coordinator Lichenbeni.

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