K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: For the first time, the Karimnagar district administration has embarked upon an ambitious programme of ensuring “Anaemia mukhth Karimnagar” (Anaemia free Karimnagar) and accordingly decided to launch a special website “A Shield” mobile app very soon.
At a review meeting with the ICDS, medical and other officials here on Friday, Collector RV Karnan said that they had taken up the Anaemia free Karimnagar programme to ensure that no girl or woman in the age group of 14 to 55 years suffers from anaemia and other health ailments. Accordingly, they had designed a special mobile app and provide special training to the Anganwadi workers and ASHA workers in the district.
Stressing the importance of encouraging institutional deliveries, especially in the government hospitals, the Collector lauded the services of the ICDS and medical department during the outbreak of the deadly Covid virus. He appealed to the medical fraternity to provide the same services to achieve Anaemia free Karimnagar district. He informed the medical officials to encourage deliveries in the PHCs as they had made all arrangements.
Additional Collector Garima Agarwal informed the medical and ICDS officials to ensure that the pregnant women do not go to the private hospitals for treatment and deliveries. She informed them to ensure that all the deliveries take place only in the government hospitals including PHCs. She said that the ANMs would conduct door to door surveys to check anaemia and distribute the required medicines. DMHO Dr Juveria, hospital superintendent Dr Ratnamala, Dr Aleem, CDPOs K Sabitha, Uma Rani, Kasturi and others were also present.