Teachers and ASHA sensitised on ‘Anemia Mukt Bharat’
Dimapur, June 17 (EMN): The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Wokha division, organised a one-day orientation training on ‘Anemia Mukt Bharat’ for Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) and government teachers of Wokha district at Likya community hall on June 17.
An update from the office of the chief medical officer (CMO), Wokha, stated that the resource person and its deputy CMO, Dr. Zuben Kikon, welcomed the participants and highlighted the major health implications of anemia. He stated that iron deficiency could lead to anemia which affects cognition power in children and result in stillbirths and maternal deaths during pregnancy.
He also encouraged the government teachers to watch for signs and symptoms of anemia among school students and emphasised the importance of taking iron-folic acid tablets in order to prevent the disease.
In the second session, Dr. Chibenthung Kithan, senior medical officer of Humtso primary health center (PHC), stated that the aim of the training was to reduce the prevalence of anemia in the district by imparting proper knowledge to the ASHA and teachers.
The report stated that topics on strategy to combat anemia, the prevalence rate of anemia in the state, causes, diagnosis, and risks of anemia, and advantages of taking iron-folic supplementation for adolescent girls and pregnant women were taken up for discussion during the second session.
The training was attended by medical staff and more than 230 participants from all the five blocks of the district.