CSAM Campaign to be launched in remaining 43 districts for Severely Malnourished Children

Bhopal : The Community based Management campaign for Severely Malnutrition children will also be conducted now by the Women and Child Development department in the remaining 43 districts after Hoshangabad, Morena, Sheopur, Guna, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Chhatarpur, Chhindwara and Badwani districts. Outline and technical information about the campaign was given to the participants of Chambal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur divisions at the first phase of the state level training held in Bhopal today.

The Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri Anupam Rajan asked to identify the severe acute malnourished children in correct manner during the campaign. He said that technical assistancewill also be provided for training in the districts. The Commissioner Shri Naresh Pal Kumar instructed the officials for successful implementation of the campaign.

Under the Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition campaign, the necessary tests of severe acute malnourished children will be conducted with the help of Health department and medicines will be provided after check up. A 5-day centre based care will be taken by the Aanganwadi workers. Under the campaign, the care of severely malnourished children will be taken at community level for 12 weeks. For the next 3 months, follow up will done by visiting their houses. Additional diet will be given to the children with the help of mothers every week using additional nutrition-diet available at the centre. The information of the children will be recorded in the child nutrition progress sheet. Centre-wise and child-wise information will be entered by supervisors in the CSAM MODULE of the Sampark Application.

Dr. Ankur Joshi of Bhopal AIIMS, Dr. Abhijit Pakhre, Dr. Sameer Pawar of UNICEF, Shri Tarun Patel and Sushri Swarnima Shukla of Atal Bihari Bal Arogya and Poshan Mission gave technical information about the campaign in the training session.