Union Minister for Health & family welfare releases report on public health & Nutrition

Union Minister of State for health and Family welfare Ashwani Kumar Choubey today released a report titled ‘“Public Health and Nutrition – Freeing Future Generations from Malnutrition.” at a conference ‘Health and Nutrition’ jointly organised by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and a self help group Sukarya as part of the ongoing ‘poshan maah (nutrition month) .

“Government envisages a Healthy & Ayushman Bharat – a disease free nation not for any political benefit but for the benefit of people of the country, The government and Non Government Organisation’s involved in fight against malnutrition Should use more technology in nutrition & health promotion, and for strengthening the indigenous food habits in the field of Maternal and Child Nutrition. “ said Minister Choubey , while releasing the report .

“Sabka Saath- Saab Ki Vikash” can’t be achieved without freeing our future generations from Malnutrition and ensuring good health. Keeping in view that women and children are the core target population of the nutrition campaign and health programmes” he said.

“The report Public Health and Nutrition – Freeing Future Generations from Malnutrition. compiled by NGOs Sukarya which has been working towards improving the health and wellbeing of underprivileged women and children for long time aims at safeguarding women and children from malnutrition and anaemia in India. The report also recommends the use of modern available technologies to bridge the major gaps and to promote indigenous food habits in maternal and child health and nutrition. ´said Mrs. Meera Satpathy, Founder and Chairperson of Sukarya speaking on the occasion.

“The report also seeks to be used as a platform to bring together the policy makers, civil society organisations, practitioners and experts from the field of nutrition and so to synergize efforts and strategic local action towards the issue. This could also offer an opportunity to India’s nutrition policy and a broad based discussion of priorities for nutrition which will be introduced into policy perspectives and programs.” Said Shri Ajay Tirkey, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, speaking on the occasion

Present on this occasion were Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Ajay Tirkey, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ms.Rupa Kapoor, Member, Health, NCPCR , Ms Meera Satpathy, Chairperson, Sukarya and panchayat leaders, community members from villages and slums of Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi. Very helpful information about experience of other countries was provided by experts from Bangladesh, Nepal and USA.