Thursday, July 19, 2007

Iron and Iodised Fortified Salt for Expectant Mothers in MP

Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Ajay Vishnoi informed media yesterday state government has decided to supply fortified salt (Iron + Iodine) to all the expectant and nursing mothers of 23 tribal predominant districts of the state. The fortified salt would be distributed through 26 thousand 691 aaganbadis functioning in these districts.

The districts where fortified salt is to be distributed includes Dhar, Jhabua, Badwani, Khargone, Ratlam, Shahdol, Anuppur, Umaria, Betul, Mandla, Dindori, Balaghat, Chhindwara, Sheopur, Hoshangabad, Burhanpur, Seoni, Sidhi, Jabalpur, Dewas, Khandwa, Harda and Katni. Instructions have been issued by the government to all the district collectors, chief medical and health officers, district woman and child development officers in this regard. These officers will also ensure monitoring, storage, utilisation of the salt besides its proper distribution to the beneficiaries through aaganwadis and undertake reporting. The medicated salt will be distributed in ratio of one kilogram per beneficiaries per month as per the take home ration system, which can be utilised by the beneficiaries for her use and family as well.

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