Programmes held under RPM at Wokha, Jakhama

Correspondent WOKHA, SEP 15 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/15/2019 10:20:02 AM IST
As part of the ongoing Rashtriya Poshan Maah (RPM) 2019, Anaemia screening was conducted at Seluku village under Chukitong block here at community hall Seluku Sunday. The screening was organised in coordination with department of Social Welfare-ICDS, Health and Family Welfare, RD and community leaders.
A brief programme was held before the screening during which participants were enlightened about anaemia by ANM Chukitong PHC, Wothunglumi. She said anaemia was a medical condition characterised inadequate red blood cells mainly due to lack of iron and vitamins. In order to be safe from anaemia, the ANM suggested consumption of iron-rich food such as green vegetables and fruits. 
Also speaking on the occasion, district facilitator NHP Wokha, O Mhathung Jami highlighted the activities undertaken under the aegis of Nagaland Health Project in Seluku village. Jami called upon the community, especially the pregnant women and children, to avail the services provided by NHP.
ASHA co-ordinator, Thungchanbeni Tsopoe also stressed on the various services and facilities available in the village itself with the ASHA.
Earlier, sr. Supervisor ICDS, Zubenthung Jami briefed the participants about the month-long Poshan Maah celebration and what it intends to achieve.
Apart from anaemia screening, general health check up was also conducted by the medical personnel from Chukitong PHC.
Jakhama block: Rashtriya Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month) was observed on September 14 by Jakhama block at Jakha town hall.
According to DIPR report, all stakeholders, village representatives of Jakhama block, SHGs, anganwadi workers were present at the programme, organised by the Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana- Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NSRLM), Rural Development, Jakhama block in convergence with department of Social Welfare and Health & Family Welfare, Jakhama block.
Supervisor, Social Welfare, Zachamo highlighted the main objective of the Poshan Abhiyan scheme and encouraged the expectant mothers for first child, to register under the Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana, which provides cash incentive of Rs. 5000 in three instalments.
Block program manager, DAY-NSRLM, Vitsituo Mepfhü-o gave an overview of the NSRLM, with Jakhama block having  94.7% achievement rate. Mepfhü-o informed that around 1400 youths from Jakhama block benefited till date under Start Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme and over 700 benefitted from Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana. 
Under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana youths have been provided training for employment in hospitality, carpentry etc. which has 100%  job placement, he added.  
Resource person, MO, Jakhama Block, Dr. Asano highlighted the problems of anaemia and stressed on the importance of a balanced diet.
Area co-ordinator, DAY-NSRLM, Jakhama RD block, Sokhrienuo Rüpreo shared on the importance of “1000 days windows of opportunity,” a period starting from pregnancy till 2 years, which she added, was the most crucial stage for the growth and brain development of the child. 
Others who spoke included area co-ordinator, DAY-NSRLM, Jakhama RD block Vilasenü Weo, Puhovi Tase, president Southern Angami Village Council chairman and Kevizeho Rote, president Southern Angami VDB Union.

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