Women’s health is crucial to check MMR: Additional Collector

K M Dayashankar


Visits Anganwadi centre to inspect growth monitoring programme of children, pregnant women and lactating mothers


KARIMNAGAR: Additional Collector Garima Agarwal has stressed on the importance of women’s health along with the children to check maternal mortality rate.

Malnutrition among pregnant women was resulting in maternal mortality, she said and expressed concern over high incidence of C-sections in Karimnagar district, which tops in the country.

She was participating in the weekly Growth monitoring day programme on every Tuesday to check the growth of children below 5 years of age and health of pregnant and lactating mothers as part of Poshan Abhiyaan programme in Vachunur village of Thimmapur  mandal. She inquired about the growth of the children and nutritional support being provided to them and also about the health of pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Speaking on the occasion, the Additional Collector expressed concern over the prevalence of anaemia among the womenfolk in the district due to low intake of food and no nutritional support. “A woman serves food to her entire family members and eats leftover food lastly after serving to all members”, she said and informed the womenfolk to eat along with the family members and consume healthy diet.

She said that they had launched the weekly growth monitoring day programme and visiting Anganwadi centres to educate the women about the importance of consuming nutritional  food and serving the same to the children, who are the future of the country.

DRDO Srilatha, DWO V Padmavathi, DMHO Dr Juveria, DEO Janardhan Rao CDPO K Sabitha, MRO T Rajkumar, MPDO Ravinder Reddy, MEO Srinivas Reddy, Sarpanch Uma Rani, MPTC member Komuraiah, upa-sarpanch Rajamouli, medical officer Srinivas, Poshan Abhiyaan staff Romilla and Manasa, ICDS supervisor Srilatha, Anganwadi teachers and workers were also present.

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