Nalgonda: The Minister for Power and SC Development G Jagadish Reddy said Anganwadi teachers and workers had a great role to play in ensuring a healthy society in Telangana State, which was the dream of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Speaking at a workshop on Arogya Lakshimi scheme organized for Anganwadi workers in Nalgonda, Jagadish Reddy pointed out that monsoon had set in and people should take precautions to prevent seasonal diseases. The Asha workers and Angandawai workers should strive to create awareness among the public on the precautionary measures regarding cleanliness and food habits in this season. He was confident that public health in rural areas would improve if Asha workers and Anganwadi workers worked with commitment and dedication.
“KCR Kits scheme, which is brain-child of the Chief Minister, is aimed at encouraging institutional deliveries particularly in government hospitals and bringing down Infant Mortality Rate and Mothers Mortality Rate. The health services and facilities have improved in government hospital with the measures initiated by the State government, with an aim to bring down the financial burden on the poor in getting medical treatment,” he said, adding that Asha workers and Anganwadi workers should also work to achieve the objectives of the State government at the field level.
Stating that the Chief Minister was firm that women who take care of all family issues should have financial control, he pointed out that the state government had extended all benefits of welfare schemes including three acres land to dalits in the name of woman of the family.
Terming the Chief Minister as a person who was concerned about women’s welfare, Jagadish Reddy reminded that a committee of senior women IAS officers was constituted by the State government to study and find solutions to issues faced by the women. First of its kind in the country, the State government has launched SHE Teams to check the sexual harassment against the women in public and work places. He has listed out the Kalyana Lakshmi, Shadi Mubharak and KCR Kits schemes, which were brain child of the Chief Minister for the welfare of the women and new born children. He pointed out that neither any women organization nor political parties were demanded for such schemes. Moreover, they have not promised by the TRS in the elections manifesto. But, the Chief Minister has himself designed these schemes to put an end to girl child sale, sex selected abortions and bring down Infant Mortality Rate and Mother Mortality Rate in the state.
Arogya Lakshmi Scheme, which was meant for the welfare of the pregnant and lactating women, was aimed at supplying nutritious food to the target women.
The Minister has also released a publicity poster of Arogya Lakshmi Scheme on the occasion.
Zilla Parishad Chairman Balu Naik, Bhongir MLA Pylla Shaker Reddy, district Collector Gaurav Uppal, ICDS Project Director B Pushpalatha and others were also attended the programme.