Home based young child care program is being organized at Nawabganj and Kayamganj CHCs of Farrukhabad.
Home based young child care program is being organized at Nawabganj and Kayamganj CHCs of Farrukhabad. Here ASHA workers are being trained to take care of children. On Friday, detailed information was given on the emphasis on breastfeeding of children for six months, supplementary diet, availability of food containing essential minerals, family planning and complete immunization.
Medical Officer-in-Charge of CHC Nawabganj, Dr. Shobhit Shakya said that this training has started from March 8, which will continue till March 12. During this, 28 ASHA workers and two ASHA Sangini were trained. The remaining ASHA workers will soon be given training. Children from birth to five years of age have low physical abilities. Therefore, ASHA workers have an important role in preventing serious diseases caused by them.
Under the program, 6 to 7 home visits to ensure the growth, development and nutrition of the babies as well as additional five home based care by ASHA after 42 days till they reach the age of 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15 months. Arrangements have been made for quarterly home visits.
Weight would decrease with the ratio of age
HBYC Technical Instructor Health Education Officer Krishnakant Mishra said that about four out of ten children under the age of five are underweight for their age. Two children have less weight for their height. The height of four children does not increase with age. The reason for all this is malnutrition. Keeping this in mind the HBYC program was started for better care of young children.
Technical instructor Sanjeev Pandey told that ASHA plays an important role in the home based care of young children. She goes door-to-door to provide technical information on nutritional information, importance of breastfeeding, overeating and availability of essential minerals in food. For this, it is also necessary to keep complete information about them so that proper information can be given to the people.
Keep a gap of three years between two children
District Community Process Manager Ranvijay Pratap Singh said that ASHA workers are being given information on different topics in different sessions of this training. The needs of eligible couples for family planning and the methods of family planning and each method have been given detailed training. Maintaining a gap of at least three years between the two children was informed about the selection of permanent and temporary options.
Training is being imparted to deserving couples on topics related to providing information and availability and availability of free family planning services, etc., regarding male and female sterilization in permanent option and copper tea in temporary option, contraceptive pills, condoms etc.
Cleanliness is essential to stay healthy
DCPM said that personal hygiene is essential to stay healthy. Keeping this in mind, ASHA workers have been trained to make use of clean water, sanitation and personal hygiene information to the common people. The ASHA workers have also been given door-to-door health management of sick children and keeping an eye on the physical development of the children. During this, DMC Rajiv Chauhan from UNICEF, BMC Vipin Singhal and others were present.