KARIMNAGAR: Zilla Parishad chairperson K Vijaya has said that the Karimnagar district has emerged as a role model to launch a campaign to ensure an anaemia-free district by providing the necessary nutritional supplements to women and adolescent girls.
She was participating as a chief guest at a programme organised by ICDS authorities as part of the Poshan Abhiyaan programme at a function hall in Karimnagar town on Saturday (September 24, 2022). On this occasion, she released the special nutritious food prepared with millets to the children.
Speaking on the occasion, the ZP chairperson lauded the services of Anganwadi workers and Asha workers for ensuring an anaemia-free district by conducting frequent haemoglobin tests and providing necessary food supplements and medicines such as iron and multi-vitamin supplements. She appreciated Collector RV Karnan and Additional Collector Garima Agarwal for taking up a novel campaign in the district for the health of womenfolk.
Collector RV Karnan said that they had launched the campaign to eradicate anaemia in the district by conducting haemoglobin tests for all the womenfolk including adolescent girls. He congratulated the Anganwadi workers and Asha workers for their role in the success of the campaign.
Additional Collector Garima Agarwal said that they had launched the growth monitoring programme on every Tuesday at all the Anganwadi centres. During this programme, they were conducting haemoglobin tests for womenfolk and providing necessary medical assistance and nutritional supplements from the Anganwadi centres, she stated. On this occasion, the dignitaries went round the stalls set up by the Anganwadi workers on nutritional food made of millets and other food products.
District Welfare officer K Sabitha said that the Poshan Abhiyaan programme was launched to eradicate malnutrition among children and anaemia among women and adolescent girls. ZP CEO Priyanka, corporator Jitender, CWC chairperson Dhanalaxmi, DMHO Dr Zuveria, DRDO project director Srilatha, CDPOs, senior citizens association president S Janardhan Rao and others were also present.