The Commissioner, Public Health and Family Welfare, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad has issued proceedings No.575 on December 6th, 2013. This Proceedings for Certain Guidelines for Weekly Iron Folic Acid Tablets Administration (WIFS). Proceedings.No. 575 details as follows.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMISSIONER, PUBLIC HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE: ANDHRA PRADESH: HYDERABAD.
Proc.No.575/SHP/2013; Dt. 06.11.2013
Sub: CH&FW – School Health Programme – Weekly Iron Folic Acid Tablets Administration (WIFS) – Certain guidelines issued – Reg.
Ref: G.O. Ms. No.316 Health, Medical AND Family Welfare Department (F1);Dt. 10-11-2010.
In pursuance of the orders of the Government in reference cited, the Commissioner, Public Health and Family Welfare is hereby instructed all the District Medical and Health Officer, all JBAR Coordinators, Mobile Medical Teams (RBSK), all SPHOs, Medical Officers, ASHAs, Anganwadi Workers and other stakeholders to follow guidelines scrupulously.
Further the District Medical and Health Officers are requested to send the compliance report and monthly reports every month first week without fail to the Joint Director (SHP) O/o.CH&FW.,AP.,Hyd.
Guidelines on IFA tablet intake for
School going (5-18 yrs) & Non school going adolescents (10-18 yrs)
Anaemia is a common serious problem which causes severe impacts during the childhood, adolescence and pregnancy. Due to socio-cultural reasons it is difficult to meet the increased demand of iron during young age. Therefore, regular intake of IFA tablet with other essential iron rich supplements is advised to adolescents helps in monitoring anemia. Hence Health and Family welfare department is providing IFA tablets to all adolescents who are in schools and also to non school going.