Programme to screen children for anemia to be launched
NT News Service [NT, Dec 31, 2005]
VASCO, Dec 30: The Panaji Obstetrics and Gynecology Society has decided
to launch a programme to screen school children of the state of Goa for
This is to be done by checking the hemoglobin (Hb) and blood group of
school children. The society has asked help from the Goa government to
implement this programme.
Anemia prevention movement call has come from the safe motherhood
committee of theFederation of Gynecologists of India.
President of the Panaji Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, Dr Nimish
Pillai and secretary Dr Eugene De Silva have submitted a memorandum to
the Governor, Mr S C Jamir and a copy to the chief minister, the health
minister and the education minister asking help of government resources
to implement this programme in all schools of Goa.