Review of the Midday Meal (MDM) scheme on Wednesday turned into a free discussion on some important decisions to strengthen the quality and hygiene aspect of the programme.

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.

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’.

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.

Campaign For Well-Being Of Newborns And Mothers

Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation begins tomorrow

In a major initiative to address adolescent anaemia, the government is launching a Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) Programme from Karnataka from Wednesday.

All the State governments in the northeast are likely to face a deduction of at least 7.5 per cent in Central funding under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), if New Delhi goes by its decisi