AMB aims to strengthen new strategies to combat anemia in JK

Atal Dulloo reviews status of Anemia Mukt Bharat Prog

Srinagar: Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education,  Atal Dullo on Wednesday reviewed the status of roll out of Anemia Mukt Bharat Programme in the State.

Dulloo informed the participants that Anemia Mukt Bharat aims to strengthen the existing mechanisms and foster newer strategies for tackling anemia, focused on six target beneficiary groups, through six interventions and six institutional mechanisms; to achieve the envisaged target under the POSHAN Abliiyan for addressing the issue of Anemia in Children, adolescents, pregnant & lactating women.

Under this programme prophylactic colour coded IFA supplements shall be administered across the age groups targeting 50 percent population of the State.

Dulloo stressed upon the Chief Medical Officers to conduct orientation of front line workers with inter-sectoral coordination between Health, Education & ICDS Department for smooth implementation of the programme.

It was informed by Managing Director JKMSCL that the supplies shall be provided to all the districts by August for smooth rollout of this programme. It was also informed that district level orientation workshops for roll out of this programme have been already conducted under National Health Mission.

The meeting was attended by Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Kunzes Dolma, Managing Director J&K Medical Supplies Corporation, Madan Lal, JDP H&ME officials from ICDS & National Health Mission. Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr Sameer Mattoo, Chief Medical Officers of all the districts and other concerned participated in the meeting via video-conferencing.

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