K M Dayashankar
A-shield app to check anaemia among women and adolescent girls in the district
KARIMNAGAR: Collector RV Karnan has informed the medical and health officials and ICDS authorities to ensure that the Karimnagar district emerges as the number one district in the state in achieving normal deliveries and discouraging the C-sections among the pregnant women.
The Collector was participating as chief guest at a training programme on the prevention of Dengue, malaria, chikungunya, filarial, and HB testing organised by the medical and health department for the ASHA workers, ANMs, ASHA nodal persons, Anganwadi workers and teachers at a private function hall in Karimnagar town on Friday (June 24). The Collector reminded that the district emerged number one in the state in achieving cent per cent vaccination of first dose and second dose of Covid vaccine in the district.
Explaining about the launching of “A-shield” an app very soon to check anaemia among the women and adolescent girls in the district, he said that the ICDS and medical officials should educate the pregnant about the importance of encouraging normal deliveries for the health of the women and child.
Additional Collector Garima Agarwal informed the ASHA workers and ANMs to download the A-Shield app and upload details of haemoglobin tests of at least 20 women including girls every day for a period of one month to eradicate anaemia in the district.
The meeting also educated the participants about the importance of eradicating the mosquito breeding places during this season to check the outbreak of seasonal diseases. On this occasion, the Collector felicitated the best ASHA, ANMs and Anganwadi workers and teachers. ZP CEO Priyanka, DMHO Dr Juveria, DWO V Padmavathi, CDPOs, and others were also present.