Adolescent girls screened for anemia in Mon, Zunheboto

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/28/2021 12:59:40 PM IST

As part of Poshan Pakhwada, anemia camps for adolescent girls were organised in Mon and Zunheboto to generate awareness among adolescent girls and women who have limited access to information about the health concerns of Anemia.

Mon: Social Welfare Department Mon in collaboration with convergent departments organised an anemia camp for women and adolescent girls at Konyak union conference hall, Mon on March 22. 
In a press release, DPO (ICDC) Mon, Tauhong Ngonyen stated that through the camp, lifelong lessons would be gained and urged upon the participants to disseminate such valuable information to others. 
Resource person, MO Shangnyu PHC, Dr. Penjei Konyak enlightened the participants on anemia, its various causes, symptoms and cure.
He stated that since anemia was more prone among women, anemia camps were mainly targeted at adolescent girls and pregnant women.
He stated that anemia was easily controlled through supplements, proper diet and medicine. Dr. Penjei Konyak also highlighted the various iron rich food items that are locally available. 
School health programme coordinator, Mon district, Mewang Konyak highlighted the camp about national deworming day which was observed twice a year with a target group of 1-19 years of age. 
Altogether 125 participants were screened for anemia.
Zunheboto: Social welfare department (SWD) of Tokiye block, Zunheboto organised anemia camp and cooking competition for adolescent girls on March 23.
A press release by SWD Tokiye block stated that CDPO Tokiye block, Vizheto Shohe in his keynote address lauded Anganwadi workers and helpers for their diligent work and added that he would transfer money if the centre sanctions it.
Meanwhile, staff nurse Tokiye PHC, Kaniho spoke on identification of adolescent and nutrition.
Kaniho stated that adolescent stage between 11-19 years was a period of discovery and inquisition and maintained that mothers should provide them with a balance diet and detect the health of their child through their face, nails and lips.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by T block coordinator, Kakishe, invocation by Anganwadi worker Tohoni and vote of thanks was pronounced by Kakishe T.

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