Sikkim State AYUSH Society observes Poshan Maah Abhiyan

Gangtok, September 29: Sikkim State AYUSH Society observed Poshan Maah Abhiyan from 21st to 26th of September 2020 at various co-located AYUSH PHCs, CHCs and District hospitals and AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres across the State.

During the programme, various activities was carried out in different locations in the State. The programme was attended by pregnant women, lactating mothers, adolescents girls and the children. Various activities under Poshan Maah Abhiyan and its importance was also briefed on the programme, which were as follows:

1. IEC talk on nutrition, malnutrition, importance of balance diet during pregnancy, post pregnancy, lactational period and during adolescent age.

2. A variety of nutritional colorful food were displayed and its importance were also briefed.

3. Importance of exclusive breast feeding, types of weaning food, importance of deworming, timely immunisation and iron supplementary for the children.

4. Importance of yoga in daily life, home remedies for common activities by Ayurvedic Doctor.

The doctors and staff also distributed immuno boosters, masks, protein rich dietary supplements in the programme.

(Press release from AYUSH Mission under
Health and Family Welfare Department)

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