Chandigarh News | The state government will work towards the eradication of anemia.

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Cabinet Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur (profile picture)

A special awareness campaign will run from 12 July to 12 August

Chandigarh (Frankly news). Baljit Kaur, Minister of Social Security, Women and Child Development, said on Saturday that the Punjab government will observe a special awareness month from July 12 to August 12, 2023 to eradicate malnutrition and anemia in the state under the POSHAN Abhiyaan. Chandigarh News

Dr. Baljeet Kaur said that Anemia Day is already celebrated every Wednesday in Anganwadi centers to fight anemia. It creates awareness about the ill effects of anemia in women, adolescent girls, nursing mothers and pregnant women. From July 12 to August 12, a special campaign will be conducted statewide to address this issue clearly. He said the campaign would focus on promoting healthy eating habits, providing nutritional supplements in partnership with the health department and strengthening the health system’s capacity to deliver quality services. Chandigarh News

Dr. Baljit Kaur informed that the Department of Social Security, Women and Child Development in collaboration with the Department of Health and Family Welfare and the National Child Health Program (RBSK) aims to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of anemia. regular awareness raising activities.

The cabinet minister said the department would organize health camps, rallies and other programs in Anganwadi centers (AWCs), communities and mohalla clinics during the campaign to educate people about the symptoms, causes, consequences and the importance of timely medical care for anemia. Will organize the program. The campaign aims to reduce anemia by two percent in the current financial year.

Dr. Kaur explained that anemia is a condition caused by a lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, which causes weakness, fatigue and other health problems. It is a public health concern among children and women as it affects their physical and cognitive development and affects educational and economic outcomes. Chandigarh News

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