Submit report on anaemic students in Visakhapatnam: District collector

Praveen Kumar asked the concerned officials to take immediate measures for implementation of the Central government-introduced ‘The Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram in the district.

Published: 20th May 2017 05:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2017 05:30 AM   |  A+A-

Collector Pravin Kumar at a review meeting on UNICEF sponsored 'Rashtriya Kishora Swastya Karyakram' (RKSK) programme in Vizag on Friday | Express

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: District collector Praveen Kumar asked all the concerned officials to take immediate measures for proper implementation of the Central government-introduced ‘The Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (National Adolescent Health Programme)’ in the district.

All the problems related to the adolescent (age group of 10- 19 years) students should be attended to promptly and periodically at their school/hostel premises. He participated in the review meeting organised by the ‘Youth for Seva’ organization in collaboration with the UNICEF at the collectorate here on Friday.

On the occasion, the collector ordered the concerned district officials to prepare and submit a comprehensive report on the toilets, water supply system and compound wall problems of the schools and particulars of the adolescent students suffering from anaemia and malnutrition. 

UNICEF representative Dr Meena Soam explained that in the last six months, along with the  ‘Youth for Seva’, they conducted a comprehensive survey with the support of Integrated Tribal Agency (ITDA), Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Health and Education department on the total adolescent students population and the infrastructure and other issues. The first phase survey was conducted in 298 schools and identified 95,858 adolescent students and their health problems.

The complete data was linked to the nearby Government hospitals through the Geo-tagging for regular monitoring by the expert doctors. The second phase survey is scheduled to commence in June and a comprehensive report on this will be submitted to the Central government as soon as possible after the completion of the survey. 

DMHO Uma Sundari, DEO G Naga Mani, SSA project officer Siva Prasad, UNICEF district coordinator Sunanda and Tribal Welfare DD Kamala Kumari and others participated.        


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