GUWAHATI, Sept 30 - An orientation meeting on Mission Tejeswee was held for presidents and secretaries of the Mahila Arugya Samitis of Kamrup Metro district at the District Library here today.
The meeting was chaired by Dr M Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro and also attended by F Ahmed, Additional DC, Dr Ganesh Saikia, Joint Director of Health Services, Sujata Sachibrata, EAC and other senior officials from the district administration and the health department.
Dr Angamuthu appreciated the positive response shown to Mission Tejeswee by the Mahila Arugya Samitis and said that they could play a key role in achieving the target fixed for the district under the project.
He called upon the samitis to carry out house-to-house visits to ensure that all pregnant women and children in the age group of six to 60 months are administered IFA tablets and syrup.
Dr Angamuthu emphasised coverage of all targeted beneficiaries within their respective localities and also cross-checks so that not a single unit is left out.
He stressed the need to remove any misgivings about the so-called after-effects of taking IFA tablets and also on covering slums and interior localities which are situated away from the health centres.
Dr Angamuthu called upon all participants to make the month-long drive from October 3 to November 2 under Mission Tejeswee a success.
Regarding the situation relating to dengue in the district, the DC requested all members present to spread awareness about the preventive measures to be taken up for prevention of dengue.