Anganwadi workers and other stakeholders must make concerted and conscious efforts to improve the nutritional status of pregnant and breastfeeding women and children, with a special focus on malnourished children, said Prime Minister Smita Sabharwal.
Ms. Sabharwal, along with four other senior officials, visited the Anganwadi Center and Primary Health Center in Sarvaram, Sujathanagar on Thursday to take stock of the implementation of the mother and child nutrition and care program.
They were accompanied by Tribal Welfare Secretary Christina Z Chongthu, Commissioner for Health and Family Welfare Vakati Karuna, Commissioner for Women and Children Welfare Divya Devarajan and OSD in the GMO Priyanka Varghese.
Ms. Sabharwal personally oversaw the process of measuring the height and weight of the children in the center of Anganwadi and interacted with the beneficiaries and other stakeholders in the tribal village.
She stressed the need to effectively implement the Complementary Nutrition Program (SNP) services to combat malnutrition and the proper maintenance of the growth monitoring registry to ensure healthy growth of every infant / child at Anganwadi Center.
She also visited the Telangana Diagnostic Center in the Palliative Care Center of the District Headquarters Hospital in the coal town of Kothagudem.
Collector D. Anudeep, Integrated Tribal Development Agency, ITDA, Bhadrachalam, Project Officer, P. Gowtham and others were present.
Ms. Sabharwal, accompanied by the four officers, inspected the Government Area Hospital in the temple city of Bhadrachalam on Thursday evening.
She visited the Sishu Gruha in the Temple City as part of her whirlwind tour of the predominantly tribal area to check on the ICDS and health services.