A two-day 'Micronutrient Analysis Training in Wheat and Rice Biofortification' began at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Monday.

The latest survey by sickle Cell Disease Project in Attappady found that over 20 per cent of the 33,120-strong tribal population is affected by the dreaded genetic disorder of sickle cell anaemia.

70% adolescents in state anaemic in the absence of iron supplementation

Undeterred by the resistance to administration of iron and folic acid tablets to students of government schools in Haryana, the Union Health Ministry, committed to pushing its anti-anaemia agenda, is all set to roll out a National Iron+ Initiative to cover women of all age groups.

Jaipur: Waging war on anemia, India has decided to remove the tag of being one of the countries with the highest number of anemic population.

Health authorities reduce dose of the drug to children falling sick

A day after over 800 schoolchildren were taken ill due to intake of iron and folic acid (IFA) tablets across the state, nearly 100 children fell ill in Sirsa and an equal number of children were taken ill in Fatehabad today.

Nearly 880 students, 150 of them girls, suffered from nausea and complained of stomach ache after consuming iron tablets in government schools in several districts of Haryana, officials said on Tuesday.

The folic acid (iron) tablets were given to them as part of Haryana Health Department’s supplementation programme to combat anaemia, they said.

About 15 lakh children were administered iron and folic acid tablets in schools of 20 districts today .

‘The tablet given under the WIFS programme is safe and efficacious’.

In a survey conducted by the Panchkula Health Department, about 55 per cent children from all government schools in Panchkula were found to be anaemic.

55,300 School Students In Karnataka To Get Tablets In Pilot Project

Bangalore: Every Monday, children in all 55,300 government and aided schools in the state will be given iron and folic acid tablets. The Union health and family welfare ministry on Wednesday launched its pilot project in Karnataka to beat anaemia among schoolchildren.