Gangtok, Sept 28:
As part of the ongoing ‘Poshan Maah,’ a webinar on Digital Poshan Panchayat was held under Poshan Abhiyaan, East District, today, a press release informs.
The main agenda of the webinar was the identification and management of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition and Moderate Acute Malnutrition, developing of nutria-garden across all Aaganwadi Centres and Schools and at community level and the role of Ayush in strengthening immunity against illness.
The webinar was attended by Councillors, Zilla and Ward Panchayat members from all GPUs under East District along with resource persons from Health Department, AYUSH and Horticulture Department.
The programme was also participated in by Deputy Director, Social Justice and Welfare Department, GM Subba, who is also the State Nodal Officer for Poshan Abhiyaan.
A detailed powerpoint presentation was made by MO/ IC Rhenock CHC Dr Raju Singh on the identification and management of SAM and MAM children.
The State Nodal Officer, in his address, talked about the role of Panchayats in providing awareness at the GPU level and the importance of identifying SAM/ MAM children in their respective areas.
An open discussion was also held where participants shared ideas and information with the resource persons.