According to officials, efforts are being made to eradicate anaemia in the Hamirpur district of Himachal by screening girl students between the ages of 11 and 19 as part of the second phase of the 'Anaemia Mukt Abhiyan'
Steps are being taken to make Himachal's Hamirpur district anaemia-free as girl students aged between 11 to 19 years will be examined in the second phase of the 'Anaemia Mukt Abhiyan', officials said.
In the first phase, 38,612 children in the age group six months to 10 years were screened in the district during October 2022 under the campaign, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Jitendra Sanjata said.
Of these, 88 children were found to be suffering from severe anaemia and 8,704 children were suffering from moderate anaemia. These children are being given necessary medicines by the Health Department, he said.
In order to complete this campaign in a planned manner in the Hamirpur district, a district-level task force meeting was organised on Thursday under the chairmanship of ADC.
In the second phase of this campaign, under the National Child Health Programme, mobile health teams will examine the students in government and private educational institutions of the state and the nodal officers will enter it on Google Sheets through the 'Mukhya Mantri Swavalamban Yojana' (MMSY) app. The campaign will be continuously monitored through this app, Sanjata said.
The ADC directed the officials of the Women and Child Development Department and the Education Department to upload the data of all the children screened during the first phase of the campaign on the app within a week.
He said that currently, there are about 45,168 students in the age group of 11-19 years in government and private schools of the district.
In the second phase of the anaemia free campaign, all girl students of this age group will be screened.
The ADC directed the officials of the Elementary Education and Higher Education Department to coordinate with the concerned Block Medical Officers and ensure the screening of all the girl students aged 11-19 years in this month itself, because of the annual examinations in March and new admissions in April.