`30 percent of state population facing Anaemia`

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IMPHAL, March 10: The State Health Society, Manipur has launched the Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplement (WIFS) and Bi-Annual De-Worming Program at Classic Hotel today.

Speaking at the function principal secretary, health and family welfare, Dr Suhel Akhtar said that proper nutrition should be provided to the children and to do so the health sectors, anganwadi centers and schools should take joint initiative.

Pointing out that 30 percent of the state population is facing the problem of Anaemia, he said that it suggested the need to eradicated it through proper immunization by rendering additional responsibility by the schools.

State Mission Director, State Health Society, Dr Okram Ibomcha Singh said that the National Health Mission played vital role for the welfare of the citizens of the country including lack of blood which has become a growing concern in the country.

He asserted that students from class 6-12 should be provided with Iron Folic Acid Supplement followed by constant check up every month.

The Folic Acid Supplement must not be provided in empty stomach and during the time of pregnancy as wrong way can alter the body growth, he adding that such precaution should be taken by the teachers.

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