Special drive against malnutrition and anemia from 15 to 31 July across five districts

Ranchi: Director General Jharkhand State Nutrition Mission Rajeshwari B has written a letter to the Deputy Commissioners of five districts of the state and directed them to prepare a Panchayat and Block wise action plan from July 15 to July 31, 2022, to investigate children and women with suspected malnutrition and anemia.

A special campaign should be launched for Regarding this campaign running in Latehar, Chatra, West Singhbhum, Simdega and Sahibganj. Rajeshwari B has written in the letter that on July 5, 2022, review was done on the progress of summer campaign and in the course of review it was found that about 20,492.

There are suspected cases of malnutrition and anemia in the state, out of which only 641 have been tested at Anganwadi centers so far. She said that a total of 19,851 suspected cases of malnutrition and anemia are to be investigated. Necessary cooperation should be taken to make this special campaign program a success.

She has said that the list of all the cases of malnutrition and anemia is available in SAAMAR App at the Anganwadi center which will be filled during the investigation of malnutrition and anemia. The Anganwadi Sevika will ensure that the information of the severely malnourished child already identified in the Nutrition Tracker is compiled in the SAAMAR APP and in the presence of the ANM every day at the Anganwadi center.

She has said that the District Social Welfare Officer will have to ensure that all the equipment of the Anganwadi Center are 100 percent functional and the Civil Surgeon will ensure that all 9 medicines are available with all the ANMs who have been involved in this program and they should be trained in how the medicine is to be given.

She has given clear instructions that the daily progress report will be compiled on the Summer Dash Board and every week a meeting will be held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner to review the situation.

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