ICDS projects conduct programmes for healthy nutrition

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/20/2020 12:24:31 PM IST

ICDS projects across the state have been conducting programmes for healthy nutrition of children, pregnant and lactating mothers under Poshan Maah. 

Chessore ICDS: Chessore ICDS project formally launched Poshan Maah 2020 programme at Chessore on September 16, attended by president Chessore Area Public Forum, head GB Chessore town, head GB Chessore village, student leaders, ANMs, ASHAs, SHGs and AWWS.

A press release by CDPO Ekonthung Kikon stated that, the programme was chaired by senior supervisor Budhi Ram Thapa, where in his launching speech he also stressed upon the importance and practices of good nutrition and benefits to the people especially during this pandemic. He spoke about the identification of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in the Chessore sub-division. Head DB Helumong Yimchunger was the guest of honour. Poshan pledge was read out by Tsulen block coordinator Chessore block. Earlier, invocation was offered by pastor Chessore village Baptist Church. 

Longkhim block: CDPO office Longkhim observed the programme with an anaemia screening camp for adolescent girls at Angangba village under Longkhim project on September 18. 

A press release by CDPO office stated that, CDPO Longkhim C. Tsalito Sangtam explained about Poshan Maah and its benefits for the targeted group of children from 0-6 years, adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating mothers. Dr. Thanglila who initiated the screening said anaemia is defined as low number of red blood cells. VCC Angangba village, Khingkhaba also spoke at the programme led by supervisor, Phungpila K. Sangtam. Altogether 24 males and 37 females were screened during the programme.

Jalukie block: Department of Social Welfare Jalukie block level carried out cleanliness drive on September 16 at Jalukie town as part of Poshan Maah. According to DIPR report, altogether 35 persons from Childline, AWW & CDPO staff Jalukie actively participated in cleaning the town area, nursing home and CDPO office premises.

CDPO Jalukie, Namhuheing briefed on good habits of personal cleanliness and skill developments that can save life.  He said that many diseases like diarrhea can be prevented by maintaining good habits of cleanliness practices.

Dimapur (rural) block: Powerpoint presentations and discussion were held with village council/anganwadi board members and stakeholders attending under Dimapur (rural) ICDS block on September 16 at Social Welfare office, Diphupar. 

In a press release, CDPO Dimapur (rural), Bonathung Ngullie delivered a presentation on guidelines to set up nutrition gardens at village and anganwadi level. Community health officer, Seithekema, Chongboi Hansing spoke on removal of stigma surrounding COVID-19, importance of nutrition and support of health services, while special invitee of the programme, NCS, SDO (C) Chumukedima, Thejavizo Nakhro encouraged stakeholders on good nutrition for children, pregnant and lactating mothers. Earlier, area coordinator NRLM, Vilika spoke on know-how of nutri-gardens, vote of thanks was proposed by sr. supervisor Dimapur (rural), Nyusasie Katiry. Officials from MSK, NRLM also attended the meeting.

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