Diglipur, Sept. 26: As part of Rashrtiya POSHAN Maah-2023, a POSHAN Panchayat was organized in coordination with Gram Panchayat, Sitanagar and Community Health Center, Diglipur by ICDS Project (Rural), Diglipur at Community Hall, Gram Panchayat, Sitanagar. During the event, for maximum coverage of services under Ayushman Bhavah, a campaign to ensure saturation coverage of heath schemes, a Health Mela was organized by Community Health Center, Diglipur wherein general health assessment of villagers were done by the Medical Officers, Health ID card (ABHA) under Ayushmaan Bharat Digital Mission was issued and a dental health assessment camp was also arranged.

Meanwhile, World Heart Day was also observed today, in which, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. M. Siddharaju, Community Health Centre, Diglipur elaborated on the risk factors contributing to development of heart diseases, warning signs, management and preventive measures. During the POSHAN Panchayat organized by ICDS functionaries nutritious diet, easy to prepare food using millets, wheat, legumes and pulses, locally available fruits and vegetables were displayed by Anganwadi Workers and mothers from Sitanagar Village.

A recipe competition was also organised and prizes were distributed by Pradhan, Sitanagar Panchayat. Smti Indira Devi, Child Development Project Officer, Diglipur discussed the objectives of celebrating Rashtriya POSHAN Maah, activities conducted at Diglipur Block and appreciated the support from line Departments especially from Health Department and Sitanagar Gram Panchayat.