Haryana to adopt new Hb estimation method

Haryana would adopt painless and convenient method of haemoglobin (Hb) estimation known as Hb Colour Scale Kit from this year, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Mission Director Rakesh Gupta said on Tuesday.

Presiding over an inter-convergence meeting organised by the NRHM on the Indira Bal Swasthya Yojana (IBSY), he said a comprehensive health check-up would be conducted for all the children of government schools and Anganwadis to diagnose disease, deficiency and disability. The identified children would be provided the facility of corrective surgeries and treatment free of cost.

Stating that the incidence of anaemia was very high in the school-going children, he said that as a prophylactic measure, all children up to the age of 18 years were being given Iron Folic Acid tablets for improving Hb level and Albendazole tablets for deworming.

Dr.Gupta said that external monitors from World Health Organization (WHO) would monitor the activities of IBSY to ensure proper implementation of the scheme in the entire State.

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