Enrol details of pregnant women, nodal staff told in Tirupati

Enrol details of pregnant women, nodal staff told in TirupatiDMHO Dr B Ramagiddaiah (inset) addressing the nodal staff in Chittoor on Monday
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District Medical and Health Officer (DM&HO) Dr B Ramagiddaiah has directed the nodal staff working at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) to enrol the details of pregnant women and high-risk cases properly in the first quarter itself.

Tirupati: District Medical and Health Officer (DM&HO) Dr B Ramagiddaiah has directed the nodal staff working at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) to enrol the details of pregnant women and high-risk cases properly in the first quarter itself.

After that, they should ensure to get these women to have health check-ups for four times and scanning for two times,he stated.

Addressing a review meeting held in Chittoor on Monday, he said that soon after enrolment, every pregnant woman should be given iron folic tablets whereas those having lower haemoglobin levels should be given iron sucrose injections. Blood transfusion must be done for those needed, he said.

District Malaria Officer E Hussenamma has said that nodal staff should prepare action plan to prevent seasonal diseases during the coming rainy season. They need to identify hot spot areas. The official said spraying activities will be undertaken in villages from June 14.

So far, 30 dengue cases were recorded this year and steps should be intensified to prevent them, she mentioned. Dr Hamsavardhini, Dr A Sudarshan and other officials present.

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