Immunization, malnutrition, iodine and iron deficiency tests for Jharkhand children

By Team YS|3rd Jun 2015
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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das recently inaugurated a month-long health programme “Jharkhand Matri Shishu Swasthya Avam Poshan Maah (JMSSPM).”


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Organised jointly by the departments of state Health and Family Welfare and Women and Child Development and supported by the UNICEF, the June 1 to 30 campaign would provide Vitamin A supplements and de-worming tablets (Albendazole) to children aged between 1 to 5 years, a UNICEF press release said.

The other components of this campaign were routine immunisation for missed out children, screening of children (6 months – 5 years) for severe acute malnutrition, iron tablets for pregnant and lactating mothers and adolescent boys and girls and testing of household salt samples in eight districts with a high prevalence of iodine deficiency disorders – Ranchi, Pakur, Dumka, Sahebganj, Palamu, Deoghar, Godda, Gumla and Lohardaga.

Speaking at the programme, the Chief Minister appealed to all to make the campaign a success.

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