Ranchi, Aug. 6: Directing Health and Social Welfare Department officials through video conferencing, chief secretary Raj Bala Verma on Saturday said all the Civil Surgeons and DSWOs should fix responsibilities of ANMs in combating malnutrition so that no child remains malnourished.
Verma said that all ANMs/ sahiyas should identify highly malnourished children and bring them in health camps so that they can avail the facilities provided by the govt. through the health camps. She directed to update the MCTS (Mother and Child Tracking System) data within a week and enlist the blocks having network problems and report.
ANC of all pregnant women should be done and balance should be maintained between first and third ANC. During the review, she said that in comparison to first ANC, a decrease has been seen in the third ANC which is a matter of concern and raises question on the activeness of sahiyas/ ANMs, CDPOs and DSWOs.
She said that sahiya / ANMs, CDPOs-whosoever will show slackness in their duties, will be answerable. She also directed to conduct anganwadi sevikas/ sahiyas conference so that people can be made aware about health.
She also directed to set target for anganwadi sevika / sahiyas every months so that maximum figures related with anganwadi pregnant women and new-born babies could be maintained. It will help in determining how many sevikas/ sahiyas helped pregnant women in institutional delivery.
It should be noted that in the light of directives issued last month, an increase has been observed in institutional delivery. She said that responsibilities at every level should be determined so that a survey on pregnant women and new born babies can be conducted.
Additional chief secretary, Health, K. Vidyasagar directed the department that in the light of rainy season, medicines/ ORS should be distributed through conducting camps to check diarrhea, chikungunea and dengue.
Officers including Vidyasagar, principal secretary, Social Welfare Department, Mukhmeet Singh Bhatia and Amitabh Kaushal of NRHM were present in the meeting.