Week-long nutrition drive in full swing

Week-long nutrition drive in full swing

RAWALPINDI            –          A weeklong vitamin drive which began in all tehsils of the district on December 5, was efficiently underway as well being training classes, inoculation and seminars have been being held to coach most people. Under the continued vigorous drive, District Health Nutrition Officer Dr Aamir Sheikh advised APP on Tuesday that 18,000 woman well being employees,43 major well being models, 9 rural well being centres and 6 tehsil headquarters hospitals have been collaborating within the drive to coach ladies about well being and taking preventive measures, particularly throughout being pregnant, supply and for toddler’s well being. He mentioned the theme of this week is “Prevention of Malnutrition by selling Health and Nutrition providers throughout 1000 days”. Dr Aamir mentioned that 93,197 kids of 6 months to 9 months of age have been screened out of the entire 278,000 and after identification of extreme acute malnutrition(SAM), therapeutic meals(RUTF) dietary supplements have been offered to them, including multi-nutrient dietary supplements(MMS) was additionally offered to kids having average acute malnutrition (MAM). The well being officer knowledgeable that deworming drugs Mebandazole was offered to 55,324 kids of the set goal to cowl 166,900 kids having two to 5 years of age.


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