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     November 27,  2015


Mother and Child week kicked off in Chitral

By Zahiruddin

CHITRAL : The ‘Mother and Child week’ will be kicked off here  during which the targets will be approached in all the twenty four union councils with the field force of about 500 ladies health workers and paramedical staff of the health department.

In a meeting held here on Monday, the district coordinator of National Program of Health workers, Dr. Ibrahim Khan said that the week has four-pronged objectives of administering polio drops to the children up to two years missing it earlier, giving de-worming medicines to the children of 3 to 5 years of age, giving anti-tetanus injections to the pregnant women and dissemination of awareness knowledge to the community about hygiene and health.

He said that a lecture will be delivered in each village about health and hygiene in which the community members will be told about ways and principles to ward off the diseases and lead a healthy life and that how an individual can play his or her role in this achieving this goal.

He reviewed the efforts of the department to make the campaign a success and said that a comprehensive strategy has been put in place for monitoring of the field staff so that not a single child or women escapes their approach.

The former tehsil nazim Sartaj Ahmed Khan, medical superintendent of DHQ hospital Dr. Faizul Mulk Jilani and other health officials were also in attendance.



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