Budgam to cover 106268 children under IDCF programme ADC Budgam stresses on sanitation, ODF, drinking water testing to control diarrhoea
Budgam, May 28: Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani today inaugurated Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) programme at DC Office Budgam.
Earlier, ADC also chaired a meeting of officers to take stock of the readiness and preparedness for the IDCF at his office chamber. Among others, the meeting was attended by ACR Budgam, Zaffer Shawl, CMO Budgam, Dr Nazeer Ahmad, CEO Budgam, Fatima Tak, DSWO, Aqeel Ahmad, EO Municipal Committee Budgam, Anees Chowdary, officials from PHE Division Budgam, Chadoora, Education, Hydraulic Circle Budgam, Panchayat, and Municipal Committees.
On the occasion, ADC said that during the 15 days programme commencing from May -28 to June- 8, around 106268 children between age group of 0-5 years of age shall be covered under the IDCF across the district Budgam.
While briefing about the IDCF, CMO informed that total 216 ORS and Zinc distribution corners were established at hospitals and PHCs for diarrhoea control awareness across the district.
The ADC stressed on the concerned to ensure full target is achieved and no child is left out and all are admisntered the ORS/Zinc to keep check on the spread of diarrhoea. He said health officers will ensure distribution of free ORS packets to the parents and guide them on its usage.
He said that health department would conduct the door to door survey through Asha workers, Aganwadi workers and FMPHWs to control the diarrhoea and would reach out to the patients at their door steps. Emphasizing on maintaining of proper sanitation and ODF, the ADC directed PHE department to conduct regular drinking water tests, to ensure consumption of safe water to avoid spread of disease.