Diarrhoea control fortnight campaign in Dakshina Kannada: Click to know more

Diarrhoea control fortnight campaign in Dakshina Kannada: Click to know more

June 3: District Health Officer Dr Ramakrishna Rao said that 2,690 oral rehydration solution (ORS) and zinc corners will be set up in Dakshina Kannada from June 3. These zinc corners will be set up in anganwadi centres, PHCs, CHCs, taluk and district hospitals.
The Health Department is taking the move along with various medical colleges and the Women and Child Development Department. The drive is a part of ‘intensified diarrhoea control fortnight’ campaign targeting children below the age of five years in the district. Demonstration will be provided on preparing ORS mixture and the need to use ORS to check dehydration during diarrhoea.
DHO said that they will administer ORS and zinc tablets to children who are in need during diarrhoea. Zinc tablets will be given to children suffering from diarrhoea for 14 days to develop their immunity.

The intensified diarrhoea control fortnight campaign will be held from June 3 to 17. A total of 2,101 Anganwadi workers, 1,354 Asha workers, 390 junior women health assistants, 16 Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram team members will be a part of the fortnight. Diarrhoea Control Fortnight’ (IDCF) includes visits by Asha workers to all households which has children below five years of age. The workers will hand ORS sachets to such households and will counsel the parents on the benefits and process of preparing it.

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