Andhra Pradesh bags two national awards

VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh government has bagged two national awards under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram and School Health and Wellness Programme.

AP stood first by achieving 96 percent coverage of weekly iron-folic acid supplementation in schools. Under this programme, IFA Blue tablet is administered to all school-going students from Classes VI to X as also out-of-school adolescent girls in order to prevent anemia. Nearly 44.12 lakh students and 56,043 out-of-school adolescent girls were covered.

Under School Health and Wellness Programme, for each school, two teachers were trained as school health and wellness ambassadors. They would deal with adolescent problems in a friendly manner. As many as 20,200 teachers and 10,000 principals were trained under this programme for the first time in the country.

Chief minister Jagan Reddy congratulated the health, medical, and family welfare department for the state winning five national awards in digital health services category.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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