Nutrition week celebrations kick off in Attock – Newspaper

Nutrition week celebrations kick off in Attock – Newspaper

TAXILA: Every week-long celebration of the importance of vitamin was launched by the Integrated Reproductive Maternal Newborn, Child Health (IRMNCH) and Nutrition Programme in collaboration with Primary and Secondary Health Care Department in Attock on Sunday.

In the primary leg of the celebrations, an consciousness seminar and stroll was organised at a public well being nursing college which was attended by numerous docs, nurses, vitamin supervisors, paramedical employees, girl well being employees, girl well being supervisors and officers of well being and vitamin division.

Addressing as chief visitor, Deputy Commissioner Dr Hassan Waqar Cheema mentioned malnutrition points associated to meals security and meals safety are huge challenges for the event of the nation.

“World Health Assembly has endorsed world targets and dedicated to cut back stunting by 40pc in kids beneath 5 between 2010 and 2025, so we should look ahead to attaining the objectives set by the worldwide group,” he mentioned.

District Health Authority Chief Executive Dr Jawad Elahi mentioned the Punjab authorities was absolutely dedicated to extending efficient structural and result-oriented preventive well being cowl to the far-flung rural areas.

He mentioned about 155,000 kids aged six months to 2 years, 150,000 kids aged two to 5 years, 114,000 adolescent women, 82,000 pregnant girls, 16,000 lactating girls and 50,000 household planning eligible {couples} can be offered dietary drugs throughout the district in the course of the week.

Dr Saeed Akhtar, IRMNCH’s district coordinator, all of the vitamin week actions can be performed on the district, tehsil, well being facility and group stage.

Published in Dawn, December fifth, 2022

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