Congress launches nutrition supplement programme for children in Kalyana Karnataka

Opposition occasion believes {that a} potential third wave of COVID-19 can have most influence on youngsters

In view of the potential for youngsters being hit exhausting within the third wave of the COVID-19, the Kalaburagi District Congress Committee launched the distribution of Shakti Kit, a package deal of immunity-boosting vitamin dietary supplements, for kids to guard them from the pandemic.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson and Chittapur MLA Priyank Kharge, after launching the immunity-boosting programme on the occasion workplace in Kalaburagi on Thursday, mentioned that the package can be distributed to five,000 poor and malnourished youngsters from his constituency. The package would have nutritious oral intakes to make them able to withstanding the pandemic.

“Dr. Devi Shetty, who leads the Health Expert Committee of Karnataka, predicted that the third wave of COVID-19 could be as extreme because the second wave, and even 30% extra extreme. He warned that the kids aged between 2 and 18 years can be most affected within the third wave. Kalyana Karnataka area has extra malnourished youngsters than different areas of the State. As we see no programme from the federal government to guard these youngsters, the Congress has launched a vitamin complement programme. The content material of the kits are excessive in high quality and scientifically ready after in depth session with vitamin consultants and paediatricians,” he advised mediapersons.

He added that over 29,000 of the entire 2,23,249 youngsters in Kalaburagi district had been categorised as ‘average to extreme’ underweight, and so they had been anticipated to be severely hit within the potential third wave of the pandemic.

The programme was launched in Chittapur on a pilot foundation, and would step by step be expanded to all of the districts in Kalyana Karnataka, and even your complete State later.

“Immunity towards COVID-19 can’t be constructed in a single day. Anticipating the third wave of the pandemic, which is anticipated to hit youngsters, we have to begin an immunity-boosting programme for kids properly upfront. The State authorities seems to don’t have any programme. In the absence of any authorities initiative, we now have began this programme. We will mobilise assets and broaden it to all different districts within the State,” Mr. Priyank mentioned.

Former Minister Sharan Prakash Patil, District Congress Committee president Jagadev Guttedar, former MLCs Tippannappa Kamakanur, Allamprabhu Patil and different Congress leaders had been current.

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