Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the ASHA and Anganwadi workers and health beneficiaries via video conferencing on Tuesday. PM's interaction with health workers and beneficiaries was held as a part of 'poshan-maah' which is being celebrated this September. It aims to highlight the message of importance of optimum nutrition.
The initiative will further strengthen the objectives of Poshan Abhiyaan, the National Nutrition Mission, set up by the Government last November.
Highlights of PM Modi's interaction:
12:05 am: The Government of India is taking numerous steps for the welfare of the with ASHA, ANM and Anganwadi workers: PM Narendra Modi
11:54 am: A little child, Karishma from Karnal in Haryana became the first beneficiary of Ayushman Bharat. The Government of India is devoting topmost importance to the health sector: PM Modi
11:43 am: Technology has removed many obstacles. It has become an important apect of our lives. The Government is now providing several services to the people on phone: PM Modi
11:29 am: Nothing can stop a nation from progressing if citizens get good, nutrient-filled meal. The first thousand days of a new born are very important. The diet during this period ensure his/her growth: PM Modi
11:27 am: A strong building can never be built on a weak base. Similarly, a nation can not progress if its children are weak and prone to diseases: PM Modi
11:15 am:Initially, an ASHA worker used to visit a baby 6 times in 42 days after his/her birth, now we have increased that time to 15 months. ASHA worker will visit the baby for 11 times in these 15 months: PM Narendra Modi during an interaction with ASHA, ANM & Anganwadi workers
11:11 am: The Government has decided to get the country rid of Anemia under National Nutrition Mission and for this you all need to play an important role: PM Modi
11:02 am: I thank thousands of doctors of the country who don't charge any fees for treatment of pregnant women: PM Modi
11:00 am: Ruksana from Baran in Rajasthan interacts with PM Narendra Modi.
10:51 am: Manita Devi, an Aaganwadi worker from Saraikela, Jharkhand, shares how she saved a newborn's life.
10:51 am: Aaganwadi workers from Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli sharing their experience PM Modi.
10:45 am: From Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, the Poshan Abhiyaan was launched. It is essential to involve maximum women and children with this movement: PM Modi
10:42 am: The Government has focussed on aspects relating to nutrition and quality healthcare. Vaccination efforts are on at a quick pace. This helps women and children in particular: PM Modi
10:35 am: I am elated to interact with you all. You all are playing a big role in nation building: PM Modi
10:30 am: PM Modi's interaction with lakhs of ASHA, ANM and Anganwadi workers from all over the nation will begin shortly.
Under Poshan Abhiyaan, the Government has fixed targets to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anemia among young children, women and adolescent girls, and reduce low birth weight by 2 to 3 per cent per annum.
PM Modi's interaction brought together various stakeholders involved in the mission. Success stories in the area of nutrition were also shared and disseminated by ASHA and Anganwadi workers during the live interaction.