Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Social Welfare department organises anemia camp

DIMAPUR: As part of the ongoing “Poshan Pakhwada” in Dimapur district, Social Welfare (SW) department, CDPO Dimapur (R) organised an anemia camp for adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers at Diphupar B Wellness Centre on Tuesday.
In a press release, CDPO Dimapur (rural) ICDS project, Bonathung Ngullie informed that resource person, CHO Vihoulsenuo enlightened the participants on anemia, its causes, symptoms and cure.
She said that since anemia was more prone towards women, anemia camps were mainly targeted at adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Vihoulsenuo also informed that anemia was easily controlled through supplements, proper diet and medicine.
Further, she said various iron rich food items that were locally available.
Meanwhile, supervisor, Rongsentula said “Poshan Pakhwada” was observed every year across the nation for a fortnight in March, mainly targeting nutritional status of children in the age group of 0-6 years and pregnant and lactating mothers.
She informed that through the camp, lifelong lessons would be gained and asked the participants to spread such valuable information to others.
Rongsentula highlighted about National Deworming Day which is observed twice a year with a target group of 1-19 years of age.
The programme was chaired by supervisor Hekali and vote of thanks was proposed by supervisor Akumlila.
Senior supervisor Nyusasie, block coordinator Tsenpenthung and Block Assistant Hesheka also attended the camp.
Altogether, 20 participants were screened for anemia.