Vijayawada: Krishna district would be anaemia and malnourishment free by January 2018. It will be the first district in the country to achieve this status. The recent statistics released by the GoAP has indicated that Krishna is ahead of all the districts, in the States in health as well other development parameters.
A survey carried out across the state over the performance of districts in improvement of nutritional status of children below five years and Anaemia among pregnant women, has suggested that Krishna district is doing extremely well and has secured first rank, in addressing issues related to Severely Under Weight, Moderate Acute malnourishment, Severe Acute malnourishment, and stunting.
Districts like- Anantapur, Guntur, Prakasam, Kurnool and East Godavari are performing in a fair way, according to the survey. However, districts like – Chittoor, Visakhapatnam, Nellore, Vizianagaram, West Godavari, Kadapa and Srikakulam needs improvement in those - SUW, MAM, SAM, and Stunting segments.
Speaking on the same, district collector Mr B. Lakshmikantham said that by January 2018 the district would be declared as Anaemia and malnourishment free. “We have initiated several programmes to support the cause of children below five years, pregnant women and lactating mothers, in Krishna and now the result shows that we have achieved the goal,” he explained.