Mother and Child week kicked off in Chitral
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.