Phek District Reviews Adolescent Health Programs | Morung Express


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Dr Kolhitso, District Program Manager, RCH / IPU Phek highlighting the agenda at the December 17th review meeting. (Photo courtesy: District Media Officer, NHM Phek)

Phek, December 17 (MExN): A district-level review meeting on Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (National Adolescent Health Program) and adolescent health was held on December 17 at the CMO office, Phek, during which the performance of health clinics suitable for adolescents and weekly folic iron supplementation were examined.

Currently, Phek has four Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics (AFHC) located at the District Hospital, Community Health Center (CSC) of Pfutsero, Chozuba and Meluri.

According to a press release from the district media officer, NHM Phek, Kutolu Nakro AFHC provides services such as treatment of common illnesses in adolescents, counseling and referral services. As part of the Weekly Iron Folic Supplement (WIFS) program, iron tablets are provided to adolescents, girls and boys, enrolled in public schools and Anganwadi centers.

The objective of the program is to reduce the prevalence and severity of nutritional anemia in the adolescent population and in addition, deworming with albendazole is performed twice a year to control the worm infestation.

The statement said that as part of the RBSK program, a team of doctors and nurses visit schools and AWW centers for anemia screening, early detection of birth defects and common illnesses in adolescents.

The meeting was attended by doctors from AFHC, a vocational trainer from the Phek Government Upper Secondary School and Anganwadi workers from Phek Sadar.

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